Animals, Refuse, and Food


Areas that collect trash still come to the attention of the City, but the Boston Elevated Railway, and its Clarendon Hill waiting room are long gone. 


Today we're keeping chickens. In the twenties we were keeping pigeons as well. 


How about some goats and cows?  In the 1920s, cows, goats, horses and chickens were not uncommon.  This many animals in one place may have been the problem.


One goat was OK.


This letter was written less than a year after the Food and Drug Administration came into existence.  Contaminants were a concern of many Americans.