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Tall-tale Postcard: Mammoth Strawberries

Tall-tale Postcard: Mammoth Strawberries | Postcard | Wisconsin Historical Society
Photomontage of two giant strawberries on a flatbed railroad car. Fields and mountains fill the background. Red text in the upper portion of the image reads, "2189 - A Carload of Mammoth Strawberries From ______." The S.P. marking on the side of the car shows that it is on the Southern Pacific Railroad line.
Image ID:44509
Creation Date:1910  
Creator Name:Mitchell, Edward H.
City:San Francisco
Collection Name:Exaggerated postcards, after 1900)
Original Format Type:prints, photomechanical
Original Format Number:PH 3565.2
Original Dimensions:5.5 x 3.5 inches
The purchaser of this postcard added the words "Long Beach" to the blank field on the front, referring to Long Beach, CA.
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