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Date: 1913 

Description: Photomontage of a dwarf wearing a top hat driving a cart, drawn by a mule, filled with giant eggs. The dwarf is wearing a suit and a top hat. The mule is...

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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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

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: 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: 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-...

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: 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: 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: 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 we...

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...

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: 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: 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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