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Tall-tale Postcard: Musk Melons



Tall-tale Postcard: Musk Melons
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Title: Tall-tale Postcard: Musk Melons
Description: A man and a boy use dollies to haul giant musk melons near a train. In red text on the upper center portion is the inscription, "How we do things at Bald Knob, Ark," suggesting that this postcard, though photographed in Waupun, was distributed as an image of Bald Knob, Arkansas. The train in the background reads, "Chicago, Milwaukee and Saint Paul".

Image ID: 44416
Creation
Date:
1911 
Creator
Name:
Johnson, Alfred Stanley, Jr.
City, State: Waupun, Wisconsin
Collection
Name:
Exaggerated postcards, 1900-
Genre: Postcard
Subjects: Railroad trains
Hats
Fruit
Delivery of goods
Agriculture
Children and animals
Men
Clothing and dress
Farm produce
Tall tales in art
 

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