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Tall-tale Postcard: Cat Fish Caught in Beaver Pond

Tall-tale Postcard: Cat Fish Caught in Beaver Pond
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Title: Tall-tale Postcard: Cat Fish Caught in Beaver Pond
Description: Photomontage of a giant catfish being hauled on a flatbed horse-drawn cart. A group of men stand around and on the cart looking at the fish. A church is visible in the background. The words "Cat Fish Caught in Beaver Pond - Beaver Dam, Wis." is inscribed at the bottom of the image field.

Image ID: 44647
October 30, 1909 
Johnson, Alfred Stanley, Jr.
City, State: Waupun, Wisconsin
Exaggerated postcards, 1900-
Genre: Photograph
Photographer's card no. 1322. This image would have been scaled down for use as a postcard. Waupun catalog no. P95. Made from print loaned by the Waupun Heritage Museum.
Subjects: Aquatic animals
Horse-drawn vehicles
Church buildings
Fish as food
Tall tales in art

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