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Planting Trout

Date: April 26 1936
Description: Planting trout in Waupaca County. Left to right on bank: S.A. LaVoilette, Joe Samz, Lloyd Pinkawski, Edwin Kargewski, W.M. Geiger, G. Moder, Billy LaVoilet...
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Fishing Boats at Dock

Date: May 05 1963
Description: View across water towards two fishing boats moored at a dock.
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Stripping Tuna

Date: October 27
Description: Elevated view of workers removing bones from tuna and selecting different cuts to be used for canned food.
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Smoke Your Own Fish

Date: September 02 1953
Description: 1952 Alice in Dairyland Beverly Ann Steffen and 1953 Alice in Dairyland Mary Ellen Jenks standing in front of a "Smoke Your Own Fish" stand at the 1953 Wis...
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Business Man Watches Construction

Date: 1969
Description: A business man stands in a seafood store with a neon lobster sign. He is watching the construction of the World Trade Center through the window.
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New Orleans Composite

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Description: Composite of views showing the French market, sugar refinery and sugar sheds, fishing boats, steamer unloading bananas, and picking and cutting sugar cane...
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Fish Boil Fire

Date: 1967
Description: Outdoor view of two pots used for a fish boil. One pot is engulfed in flames and children are running from the area.
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Fueling Fish Boil Fire

Date: 1967
Description: A man fueling a fire for a fish boil, as people look on.
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Spoonbill Catfish

Date: March 14 1945
Description: A dead spoonbill catfish ("Polydon Spathula") found by former Dane County Coroner Wayne Fisher in a pothole along the Wisconsin River at Prairie du Sac. T...
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Tall-tale Postcard: Catfish

Date: February 1910
Description: Six men wearing black jackets and hats stand proudly in front of a giant catfish. The catfish rests on the bed of a horse-drawn sled. The text in the upper...
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Tall-tale Postcard: Pickerel

Date: 1910
Description: Two men stand staring at a giant pickerel fish laying on a long, wooden horse-drawn sled. The scene takes place in an industrial district, including a lumb...
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Tall-tale Postcard: Big Pike

Date: 1910
Description: A group of working class men stand staring at a giant pike fish resting on a long, wooden horse-drawn sled. The scene takes place in an industrial district...
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Tall-tale Postcard: Some Style

Date: 1913
Description: Two men are pulling a giant fish over a wooden fence. They are on the shore of a lake. On the ground beside the men rests a pile of several other giant fis...
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Tall-tale Postcard: Trout on Truck

Date: 1976
Description: Photomontage of a giant trout resting on the back of a bright red flatbed pickup truck. Children look on with awe; one is pointing at the trout. White curs...
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Tall-tale Postcard: A Carload of Fish

Date: 1912
Description: Photomontage of a giant fish resting on a single flatbed railroad car, next to a lake. Black text above the image field reads, "A Carload of Fish."
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Tall-tale Postcard: Winter Scene at Little Rib

Date: January 25 1911
Description: Photomontage of a winter scene with men fishing on a frozen lake. Two men pull on the line attached to the fish's mouth, while one holds an axe above its h...
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Tall-tale Postcard: Fish Near Dam

Date: June 30 1916
Description: Three men attempt to pull a giant fish onto shore using a rope. A dam spans the length of the river in the background. Red text in the upper left corner be...
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Tall-tale Postcard: The Daddy of Them All

Date: August 05 1922
Description: Two fishermen on a lake catch a giant fish. Both of the fishermen are wearing hats and one is smoking a pipe. A dock and the tip of a boat are visible in t...
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Tall-tale Postcard: Car in Lake with Fish

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Description: Three men in a old-fashioned car are driving in a lake and trying to catch two giant fish near the shore. One of the men drives while the other two are try...
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Tall-tale Postcard: Great Sport Fishing

Date: 1910
Description: Photomontage of three fishermen in a rowboat, seen from behind, trying to reel in giant fish. A shadowy forest is visible on the opposite side of the river...

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