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Tall-tale Postcard: Kickers without Frogs


Photographic mock-up for an Alfred Stanley Johnson photomontage postcard entitled "Kickers." A boy wearing waders and holding a rifle stands with his arms outstretched and his face toward the sky. A dog is by his side; the two are standing by the shore of a pond.


Image ID: 44636

Creation Date: 1913 

Creator Name: Johnson, Alfred Stanley, Jr.

City: Waupun

County: Fond du Lac

State: Wisconsin

Collection Name: Exaggerated postcards, after 1900

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: negative, b/w copy

Original Format Number: (X3)32494

Original Dimensions: 5 x 4 inches


Artist's card no. 643. Refer to Image ID: 44637 for the final version of this composition, after the frogs have been added. Note that the positions of the boy and the dog vary slightly. Waupun catalog no. P151. Made from print loaned by the Waupun Heritage Museum.


Children and animals

Clothing and dress


Fields (Agriculture)




Outdoor photography


Tall tales in art



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