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Photomontage of a boy using a saw to cut into a giant tomato. A man stands beside the boy, watching. A group of giant tomatoes cover the foreground. The words, "Sliceing [sic] Tomatoes," are inscribed in the image field on the side of the house in the background.


Image ID: 44651

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)32575

Original Dimensions: 5 x 4 inches


This image would have been cropped to remove the montage elements that bleed over the original's edge and turned into a postcard. Information on back of loaned print: "Wm. and Elmer Vanderkin, father and son. Son lives in same house in County Trunk I. House moved from Chester in 1952 to present location." Waupun catalog no. P62. Made from print loaned by the Waupun Heritage Museum.


Agricultural laborers



Clothing and dress

Farm produce

Food industry and trade





Tall tales in art





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