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Description: Letterhead of the Althouse, Wheeler & Company of Waupun, Wisconsin, manufacturers of the Althouse & Raymond Wind Mill and the Waupun Patent Premium Pump. I...

Date: 1912 

Description: Photomontage of a group of five boy scouts around a cooking fire. The scouts watch as a giant potato, suspended over the fire, slowly roasts. They are wear...

Date: 1911 

Description: A man and a boy use dollies to haul giant musk melons near a train. In red text on the upper center portion is the inscription, "How we do things at Bald K...

Date: 1911 

Description: Photographic mock-up for an Alfred Stanley Johnson photomontage postcard entitled "Will It Go In." Two men stand over an open cellar door, with their hands...

Date: 1942 

Description: Milwaukee blockman Dale Thomas pins a "MacArthur Week" button on Charles Landaal, operator of Landaal Brothers, an International Harvester dealership. The...

Date: 1937-07-16 

Description: George Landaal, left, speaks to a customer in a showroom at Landaal Brothers, an International Harvester dealership. The men stand in front of a Farmall F-...

Photograph

Bauer's Restaurant

Date: 1960-06 

Description: "Bauer's Restaurant in Campbellsport was a landmark in the area. The owner, 'Mush' Bauer, was an extremely overweight man."

Date: 1916 

Description: Two girls wearing white dresses ride a pig, sitting back-to-back. One girl holds the pig's tail and the other holds its ears. A boy pokes the pig's haunch...

Date: 1909-10-30 

Description: A group of male laborers load a giant cabbage up a ramp and onto a train car. The side of the train says "Wisconsin and Michigan." A pile of other giant ca...

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Description: Letterhead of J.F. Riemer, a poultry breeder of "S.C. Rhode Island Reds, S.C. Buff and Brown Leghorns, Barred and White Rocks, and S.C. Black Minorcas," fr...

Photograph

Fond du Lac Airport

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: Aerial view of Fond du Lac Airport.

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: Badge for the Wisconsin Beekeepers Association 58th Annual Convention at the Hotel Retlaw in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. October 29, 30, 1936. Courtesy of Ruep...

Date: 1912 

Description: Several women and a man are outside of a barn, which is overflowing with giant onions, corn, and potatoes. A ladder is placed against the large stack of on...

Larger Than Life Images of Animals and Produce

Learn about the tall-tale postcard industry and the career of photographer Alfred Stanley Johnson, Jr.

Date: 1909-10-30 

Description: An elderly, bearded man hauls a giant onion using a dolly. The man is wearing a black hat and white work gloves. The background shows the side of a barn....

Date: 1933-03-09 

Description: Men loading a cream separator and gas pumps into the back of an International Red Baby truck in front of the Landall Brothers hardware store and farm equip...

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Description: Sophia Leonard's 185 colony apiary.

Photograph

Lane Residence

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: A general view of the Lane residence, which is the birthplace of Carrie Lane, later Carrie Chapman Catt, noted woman suffrage leader.

Date: 1911 

Description: Photomontage of children with giant watermelons. Four girls wearing dresses and bows hold a giant slice of melon across them as they all bite into it. Two...

Date: 1911 

Description: Three young boys gather around a wheelbarrow filled with giant peaches. One of the boys is holding a peach that has been broken open, exposing its pit. Two...

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