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Tall-tale Postcard: The Fish Keep You Busy Here

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Description: A large, ominous fish jumps over a red canoe, attempting to eat the man in the canoe. The man, wearing a brown suit, dives into the water. The card's capti...
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Tall-tale Postcard: The Fishing is Excellent Here

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Description: Two men, wearing straw hats and overalls, stand in a canoe while attempting to reel in a giant fish. The sun is setting on the horizon in the background. T...
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Tall-tale Postcard: Here's the Fish I Promised You

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Description: A man waves his hat in the air as he rides the giant fish he just caught, using the pole as a reign. The card's caption reads: "Here's the fish I promised...
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Tall-tale Postcard: Potato-The Kind We Raise in Maine

Date: 1943
Description: Man standing with arms outstretched atop a giant potato, resting on a red flatbed train car. The train car says "B & A 321" on the side in white letters,...
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Tall-tale Postcard: Grown Near Ruby, Wisconsin

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Description: Photomontage of two giant green apples resting on top of a flatbed railroad car. Caption reads: "Grown near Ruby, Wis." Marking on the side of the railroa...
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Tall-tale Postcard: Owl-eyed Ripple Skipper

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Description: Photograph of fish altered to create an imaginary new species of fish, the Owl-eyed Ripple Skipper. Its apparent features include short fangs, a rounded b...
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Tall-tale Postcard: Fur Herring

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Description: Altered photograph depicting a herring as though it was covered in fur. Caption at the top reads: "Fur herring to be found only in Rice Lake, Wis." No. 20...
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Tall-tale Postcard: A Heavy One

Date: 1908
Description: Photomontage of a giant ear of corn resting on a flatbed wagon. The ear is so heavy that is has broken the hitch, and the driver is going to assess the da...
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Tall-tale Postcard: Giant Lettuce/Cabbage

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Description: Photomontage of two giant heads of lettuce/cabbage resting on a flatbed railroad car. The side of the car is imprinted with, "L.S. & M.S. 26 D23," showing...
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Tall-tale Postcard: Landing a Pike, Raleigh, N.D.

Date: 1910
Description: A group of men on a lakeshore grapple with a giant pike. Two men pull on a rope hooked to the pike while two more stand ready with harpoon-like sticks. Ano...
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Tall-tale Postcard: This is the Kind of Peaches We Raise

Date: 1924
Description: Photomontage of three women lifting baskets filled with giant peaches. The foreground as lines with other giant peaches. The top of the image is trimmed...
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Tall-tale Postcard: We Both Speared One

Date: 1910
Description: Photomontage of two men in a rowboat, one of whom is attempting to spear a giant fish with a forked spear, while the other is drinking out of a jug labeled...
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Tall-tale Postcard: Street Scene

Date: 1918
Description: Two horse-drawn carriages travelling through a snow-covered enclosure. A man stands off to the side, holding a snow shovel. Red text in the upper portion...
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Tall-tale Postcard: If My Pole Had Not Broken

Date: 1910
Description: Photomontage of a fisherman attempting to reel in a giant fish from a river. Beside him sits a few beer bottles and a bag.
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Tall-tale Postcard: Grapes

Date: 1913
Description: Photomontage of a stack of giant grapes resting on a flatbed cart. The side of the cart bears the inscription, "Wells Fargo Company Express." Red text at...
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Tall-tale Postcard: Who Cares for an Auto

Date: 1916
Description: Three men ride a dairy cow on a dirt road, while a fourth pulls at the cow's tail. Of the three men, one is holding a tennis racket, one is holding a golf...

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