Tall-tale Postcard: Musk Melons
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".
Image ID: 44416
Creation Date: 1911
Creator Name: Johnson, Alfred Stanley, Jr.
County: Fond du Lac
Collection Name: Exaggerated postcards, after 1900
Original Format Type: prints, photomechanical
Original Format Number: PH 3565.5
Original Dimensions: 5 x 3.5 inches
Children and animals
Clothing and dress
Delivery of goods
Food industry and trade
Tall tales in art
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