Tall-tale Postcard: Kickers with Frogs
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.
Image ID: 44637
Creation Date: 1913
Creator Name: Johnson, Alfred Stanley, Jr.
County: Fond du Lac
Collection Name: Exaggerated postcards, after 1900
Original Format Type:
Original Format Number:
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.
How to Purchase a Copy
For Commercial or Non-Profit Use
Such as publication, web, public display or film.
10-percent discount for Society Members.
Image-purchasing questions? Please Contact Us.
RIGHTS AND PERMISSIONS
This image is issued by the Wisconsin Historical Society. Use of the image requires written permission from the staff of the Division of Library-Archives. It may not be sold or redistributed, copied or distributed as a photograph, electronic file, or any other media. The image should not be significantly altered through conventional or electronic means. Images altered beyond standard cropping and resizing require further negotiation with a staff member. The user is responsible for all issues of copyright.
Please Credit: Wisconsin Historical Society.
Location: Wisconsin Historical Society Archives, 4th Floor, Madison, Wisconsin
How to View in Person
To view this image, visit the Archives Research Room on the 4th floor at the Society Headquarters building in Madison, WI. Print out this index page and present it to the librarian. Use the links below to plan your visit to the Society's Archives.
Checking Out Materials
Visual materials in the Archives do not circulate and must be viewed in the Society's Archives Research Room.
How to Cite
For the purposes of a bibliography entry or footnote, follow this model:
- Wisconsin Historical Society Citation
- Wisconsin Historical Society, Creator, Title, Image ID. Viewed online at (copy and paste image page link).
- Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research Citation
- Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research, Creator, Title, Image ID. Viewed online at (copy and paste image page link).
Contact our Archives staff by email.