- The American Scene: the American scene changed from city to city, from state to state, but under it all lies the aim of a young country in pursuit of happiness. Ohio City dwellers escape from the smoke and noise of Cleveland for picnicing by the quiet Erie lakeside. There’s chicken and salad, Grade A coffee, wrapped white bread and angel cake. There’s family fun unaffected by the rising cost of living. There’s the individualist American baby with her own portable horseshoe table tucking away those vitamins
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