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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: 1913 

Description: Photomontage of two men with a logging crosscut saw cutting a giant ear of corn. A mound of giant corn stands beside them. There is a barn in the backgroun...

Date: 1913 

Description: 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 wo...

Date: 1912 

Description: Photomontage of a horse carrying a bundle of giant ears of corn on its back. A boy is struggling to pull the horse towards the side of the road. A young...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Photomontage of a boy driving a cart drawn by a giant chicken. The back of the cart is filled with giant eggs, and a fence lines the road in the background...

Date: 1911 

Description: Photomontage of two men standing over an open cellar door, attempting to push a giant root vegetable into it. Two women with brooms are holding a baby by t...

Photograph

Pitching Hay

Date: 1932 ca.

Description: Bernice and Beatrice Dworshak, age 16, pose with pitchforks loaded with hay; one of the girls is on the hay wagon and her sister stands beside it. They are...

Date: 1913 

Description: Photographic mock-up for an Alfred Stanley Johnson photomontage postcard entitled "Shooting the Shoots." A small girl is sliding down a wooden plank, whic...

Date: 1911 

Description: Photographic mock-up for an Alfred Stanley Johnson photomontage postcard entitled "Melon Party." Four girls wearing bows and dresses are holding an object...

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: 1993-09 

Description: "Antique farm equipment show at Calumetville."

Date: 1913 

Description: Photomontage of a man and a boy pulling the husks off of giant ears of corn. The corn fills the foreground, creeping into the house in the background. Th...

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: 1911 

Description: Two boys haul four giant plums using a small wagon pulled by two white goats. One boy is holding the reins. The boys are wearing jackets and caps. The back...

Date: 1912 

Description: Photomontage of three women and a little girl pulling up a giant carrot root. Several other giant carrots, some of which have been pulled out of the ground...

Date: 1910 

Description: Two men are hunting with rifles in the Wisconsin woods. It is winter; there is snow on the ground. Instead of shooting a deer, one hunter shoots a giant...

Date: 1993-09 

Description: Antique farm equipment at Calumetville.

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: 1910 

Description: Two girls stand in front of a large pile of giant string beans. Red text in the upper portion of the image reads, "How we do things at Ihlen, Minn."

Date: 1913 

Description: Photomontage of children playing on giant carrots. Two girls are sliding down a giant carrot while a third is climbing up the steps to get to the top of th...

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