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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...

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...

Photograph

Square Dancers

Date: 1993-09 

Description: Square dancers in farmyard at Calumetville. Barn and tractors can be seen in the background.

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...

Photograph

Henry Miller Family

Date: 1902-05 

Description: Henry Miller with his wife, three children, and sister-in-law, Lena Jaeger, chopping wood. Henry is sawing a log, while a woman is cutting wood with an axe...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Three smiling children wearing white sitting atop a gigantic, dark squash. Text in top left corner reads, "Beaver Dam, Wis." Fence lines back of squash. Ti...

Date: 1942 

Description: International Harvester dealer Charles Landaal signs a pledge to help collect scrap as part of Governor Julius P. Heil's "MacArthur Week" scrap drive. Milw...

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: 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...

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: 1916 

Description: An older man is riding a sheep on a dirt road. He has a small barrel, some sausage links, and a loaf of bread. The object in his right hand appears to be a...

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...

Photograph

Stockpiles of Hemp

Date: 1943 

Description: Original caption reads in part: "Stock piles shown were being built for Matt Rens Hemp Company for mill located on 120-acre farm near Brandon, Wisconsin. T...

Date: 1912 

Description: Photomontage of a man sawing a giant ear of corn as though it was a log. Beside him an ax is wedged in a stump-like piece of corn. A mound of giant ears...

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: 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: 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:  date unknown

Description: A view of the back of the Dahl residence, a second empire style house seen from across a field with a barn and other outbuildings in the background. In the...

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: 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...

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