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America 1930-1939: Fashion Research Article from American Decades

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To catch the eye of travelers, enterprising entrepreneurs starting in the late 1920s built a strange assortment of attractions. Giant dogs, frogs, and ducks sprang up along the nation's roadsides. The giant dog where a traveler could buy a frankfurter, a huge dairy pail hawking ice cream, and an oversized toad that advertised the Toad Inn became part of the American landscape. The best known of these attractions was the Big Duck in Riverhead, Long Island, built in 1931. Designed for the Long Island duck magnate Martin Maurer, it measured twenty by thirty by fifteen feet and was wildly successful at catching travelers' eyes. The largest concentration of these fanciful structures was in the Los Angeles area. Historical or regional motifs also became popular. Dad Lee's in Carlin, Nevada, a cabin camp, combined the shanties of the gold-rush era with Native...

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