JF Ptak Science Books Quick Post
Well. In a small, simple way, a person reading this ad in the May 1936 issue of Popular Mechanics would have thought it quite easy to develop 10,000 frog eggs into a money-producing leg-farm in a scant 500 square feet of backyard scum pond.
And who in their right mind could resist the reader of "Raise Giant Frogs" with a picture of one of the three-pound bloaters to seal the deal?
And that luscious picture of 10,000 frog eggs--could that have simply been wasted space, unnecessarily pictured because the text and promises of frog killing were already so overwhelming the reading mind that the egg images were wholly superfluous?
I should say so.
The website that provided the fine picture of the works of the American Frog Canning Company says that the place was located at 527 Canal Street, New Orleans, which now seems to be the home of either a Marriott or a Sheraton, the memories of a million cans of frog legs all gone now. (Unless of course this was a different part of Canal Street, which seems likely now that I think about it.)
And as it turns out I wrote in an earlier post here about finding fortune in frogs legs in a different pamphlet but also published in 1936.