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Tall-tale Postcard: Cat Fish Caught in Beaver Pond

Tall-tale Postcard: Cat Fish Caught in Beaver Pond | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
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.
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.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:44647
Creation Date:1909-10-30  
Creator Name:Johnson, Alfred Stanley, Jr.
City:Waupun
County:Fond du Lac
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Exaggerated postcards, after 1900
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:negative, b/w copy
Original Format Number:(X3)32570
Original Dimensions:4 x 5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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
Church buildings
Tall tales in art
Fish as food
Fishing
Horse-drawn vehicles

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