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Tall-tale Postcard: Musk Melons

Tall-tale Postcard: Musk Melons | Postcard | Wisconsin Historical Society
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.
County:Fond du Lac
Collection Name:Exaggerated postcards, after 1900)
Original Format Type:prints, photomechanical
Original Format Number:PH 3565.5
Original Dimensions:5 x 3.5 inches
Tall tales in art
Farm produce
Children and animals
Delivery of goods
Railroad trains
Clothing and dress

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