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Tall-tale Postcard: Kickers with Frogs

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DESCRIPTION

Photomontage of a group of giant frogs next to a pond. One of the frogs is kicking a boy's arms, causing them to fly upwards. A dog is sitting by the feet of the boy. A pond is visible behind them. The word, "Kickers," appears in white text at the bottom.

RECORD DETAILS

Image ID: 44637

Creation Date: 1913 

Creator Name: Johnson, Alfred Stanley, Jr.

City: Waupun

County: Fond du Lac

State: Wisconsin

Collection Name: Exaggerated postcards, 1900-

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: negative, b/w copy

Original Format Number: (X3)32576

Original Dimensions: 5 x 4 inches

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This photograph would have been used to create a postcard. Refer to Image ID: 44636 for a similar version of this print, before the frogs have been added. Note, however, that the pose of the boy and the dog are slightly different in this final version. A line cuts across the sky, perhaps for Johnson to mark where to crop the image to match conventional postcard dimensions. Boy and dog in photo identified as "Elmer Vanderkin and dog Boozer." Waupun catalog no. P125. Made from print loaned by the Waupun Heritage Museum.

SUBJECTS

Animals

Arts

Botany

Children and animals

Clothing and dress

Dogs

Frogs

Hunting

Persons

Plants

Ponds

Recreation

Tall tales in art

Water

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