1 2
.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 1913 

Description: Photographic mock-up for an Alfred Stanley Johnson photomontage postcard entitled "Kickers." A boy wearing waders and holding a rifle stands with his arms...

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...

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: 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...

Date:  

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:  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...

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: 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...

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: 1912 

Description: Two men, one wearing overalls and one wearing suspenders, stand on top of a mound of giant potatoes. A large cart drawn by two horses carries the potatoes...

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: 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: 1909-10-30 

Description: A man on a large horse-drawn cart hauls a group of giant sugar beets. The two horses are stepping onto a dirt road. An inscription in the upper left corner...

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: 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...

1 2

Have Questions?

If you didn't find the material you searched for, our Library Reference Staff can help.

Call our reference desk at 608-264-6535 or email us at:

.
.