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Pink plastic flamingo flocked to millions of suburban lawns in Postwar America’s sprawling subdivisions. The bright birds were created by sculptor Don Featherstone in 1957 for Union Products of Leominster,Massachusetts. Mr. Featherstone died last month at the age of 79.


“Creator of plastic pink flamingo dies one day before Pink Flamingo Day,” Colleen Shalby, PBS Newshour

“The Tacky History of the Pink Flamingo,” Abigail Tucker, Smithsonian Magazine


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Image by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht,

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