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Tall-tale Postcard: Caught With the Goods

Tall-tale Postcard: Caught With the Goods | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Photomontage of a dwarf wearing a top hat driving a cart, drawn by a mule, filled with giant eggs.  The dwarf is wearing a suit and a top hat.  The mule is being confronted on the road by a giant chicken.  A barn is visible in the background.  The words, "Caught with the Goods," appear at the bottom of the image field.
DESCRIPTION
Photomontage of a dwarf wearing a top hat driving a cart, drawn by a mule, filled with giant eggs. The dwarf is wearing a suit and a top hat. The mule is being confronted on the road by a giant chicken. A barn is visible in the background. The words, "Caught with the Goods," appear at the bottom of the image field.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:44654
Creation Date: 1913
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)32571
Original Dimensions:5 x 4 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
This image would have been scaled down and turned into a postcard. Waupun catalog no. P81. Made from print loaned by the Waupun Heritage Museum.
SUBJECTS
Agriculture
Poultry
Poultry industry
Chickens
Mules
Barns
Tall tales in art
Hats
Eggs
Dwarfs
Carriages and carts
Horse-drawn vehicles

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