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Tall-tale Postcard: Kickers with Frogs

Tall-tale Postcard: Kickers with Frogs | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Photomontage of a group of giant frogs next to a pond. One of the frogs is kicking a boy's arms, causing them to fly upwards. A dog is sitting by the feet of the boy. A pond is visible behind them. The word, "Kickers," appears in white text at the bottom.
Image ID:44637
Creation Date:1913  
Creator Name:Johnson, Alfred Stanley, Jr.
County:Fond du Lac
Collection Name:Exaggerated postcards, after 1900)
Original Format Type:negative, b/w copy
Original Format Number:(X3)32576
Original Dimensions:5 x 4 inches
This photograph would have been used to create a postcard. Refer to Image ID: 44636 for a similar version of this print, before the frogs have been added. Note, however, that the pose of the boy and the dog are slightly different in this final version. A line cuts across the sky, perhaps for Johnson to mark where to crop the image to match conventional postcard dimensions. Boy and dog in photo identified as "Elmer Vanderkin and dog Boozer." Waupun catalog no. P125. Made from print loaned by the Waupun Heritage Museum.
Tall tales in art
Clothing and dress
Children and animals

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