Tall-tale Postcard: Cat Fish Caught in Beaver Pond | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society


Tall-tale Postcard: Cat Fish Caught in Beaver Pond


Photomontage of a giant catfish being hauled on a flatbed horse-drawn cart. A group of men stand around and on the cart looking at the fish. A church is visible in the background. The words "Cat Fish Caught in Beaver Pond - Beaver Dam, Wis." is inscribed at the bottom of the image field.


Image ID: 44647

Creation Date: 1909-10-30 

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)32570

Original Dimensions: 4 x 5 inches


Photographer's card no. 1322. This image would have been scaled down for use as a postcard. Waupun catalog no. P95. Made from print loaned by the Waupun Heritage Museum.


Aquatic animals

Church buildings

Fish as food


Horse-drawn vehicles

Tall tales in art

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