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

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...

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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: 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: 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: 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:  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...

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...

Larger Than Life Images of Animals and Produce

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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: 1933-03-09 

Description: A line of several trucks in front of the Landaal Brothers Hardware store. Landaal Brothers was likely an International Harvester dealership. One of the tru...

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: 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: 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...

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...

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 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: 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...

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