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Tall-tale Postcard: Boy Scouts | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Tall-tale Postcard: Boy Scouts

Tall-tale Postcard: Boy Scouts | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Photomontage of a group of five boy scouts around a cooking fire. The scouts watch as a giant potato, suspended over the fire, slowly roasts. They are wearing uniforms with knee high socks.  They have erected a tent directly behind the fire. The words, "Boy Scouts," have been imprinted on the image as though they were written on the side of the tent.
DESCRIPTION
Photomontage of a group of five boy scouts around a cooking fire. The scouts watch as a giant potato, suspended over the fire, slowly roasts. They are wearing uniforms with knee high socks. They have erected a tent directly behind the fire. The words, "Boy Scouts," have been imprinted on the image as though they were written on the side of the tent.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:44667
Creation Date: 1912
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)32509
Original Dimensions:5 x 4 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
This image would have been scaled down and made into a postcard. Waupun catalog no. P130. Made from print loaned by the Waupun Heritage Museum.
SUBJECTS
Vegetables
Tall tales in art
Scouts and scouting
Clothing and dress
Cookery
Tents
Children
Potatoes

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