Tall-tale Postcard: Melon Party (without Melons) | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Tall-tale Postcard: Melon Party (without Melons)

Tall-tale Postcard: Melon Party (without Melons) | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Photographic mock-up for an Alfred Stanley Johnson photomontage postcard entitled "Melon Party."  Four girls wearing bows and dresses are holding an object that resembles a giant slice of watermelon.  A boy stands to the left of them with his hand on a piece of cardboard, while two young children sit on the leaf-covered ground.
DESCRIPTION
Photographic mock-up for an Alfred Stanley Johnson photomontage postcard entitled "Melon Party." Four girls wearing bows and dresses are holding an object that resembles a giant slice of watermelon. A boy stands to the left of them with his hand on a piece of cardboard, while two young children sit on the leaf-covered ground.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:44661
Creation Date: 1911
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)32495
Original Dimensions:5 x 4 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Photographer's card no. 700. Refer to image ID: 44663 for the final version of this composition, which would have been turned into a postcard. Waupun catalog no. P151. Made from print loaned by the Waupun Heritage Museum.
SUBJECTS
Food
Porches
Yards
Farm produce
Dwellings
Children
Agriculture
Fruit
Tall tales in art
Clothing and dress
Dresses

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