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Tall-tale Postcard: Musk Melons

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DESCRIPTION

A man and a boy use dollies to haul giant musk melons near a train. In red text on the upper center portion is the inscription, "How we do things at Bald Knob, Ark," suggesting that this postcard, though photographed in Waupun, was distributed as an image of Bald Knob, Arkansas. The train in the background reads, "Chicago, Milwaukee and Saint Paul".

RECORD DETAILS

Image ID: 44416

Creation Date: 1911 

Creator Name: Johnson, Alfred Stanley, Jr.

City: Waupun

County: Fond du Lac

State: Wisconsin

Collection Name: Exaggerated postcards, 1900-

Genre: Postcard

Original Format Type: prints, photomechanical

Original Format Number: PH 3565.5

Original Dimensions: 5 x 3.5 inches

SUBJECTS

Agriculture

Arts

Children and animals

Clothing and dress

Delivery of goods

Farm produce

Food industry and trade

Fruit

Hats

Men

Persons

Railroad trains

Service industries

Tall tales in art

Transportation

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