Greetings From Ashland, Alabama

5 02 2011

America has repeatedly suffered from Annie Oakley syndrome, and in boastful fits reminiscent of ‘anything you can do I can do better’, has held up various natural resources and landscapes in comparison to those of Egypt.  This early twentieth century postcard features a photograph of the river wending through Ashland, Alabama, accompanied by this little poem:

“Who wants to visit Egypt,
With its pyramids and sand,
When a place like this is easily reached
In one’s own native land?”

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