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Alfred Stanley Johnson, Jr.

Date: 1932
Description: Portrait of photographer Alfred Stanley Johnson, Jr., a Waupun photographer best known for his "tall-tale" or "freak" postcards.
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Tall-tale Postcard: Will It Go In (without Vegetables)

Date: 1911
Description: Photographic mock-up for an Alfred Stanley Johnson photomontage postcard entitled "Will It Go In." Two men stand over an open cellar door, with their hands...
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Tall-tale Postcard: Melon Party (without Melons)

Date: 1911
Description: Photographic mock-up for an Alfred Stanley Johnson photomontage postcard entitled "Melon Party." Four girls wearing bows and dresses are holding an object...
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Tall-tale Postcard: Kickers without Frogs

Date: 1913
Description: Photographic mock-up for an Alfred Stanley Johnson photomontage postcard entitled "Kickers." A boy wearing waders and holding a rifle stands with his arms...
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Tall-tale Postcard: Shooting the Shoots (without Carrots)

Date: 1913
Description: Photographic mock-up for an Alfred Stanley Johnson photomontage postcard entitled "Shooting the Shoots." A small girl is sliding down a wooden plank, whic...
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Tall-tale Postcard: Background with Men on Ramp

Date: 1911
Description: Photographic mock-up for an Alfred Stanley Johnson photomontage postcard. Two men walk up a ramp leading into a railroad car. Both men are pushing large i...
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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: String Beans

Date: 1910
Description: Two girls stand in front of a large pile of giant string beans. Red text in the upper portion of the image reads, "How we do things at Ihlen, Minn."
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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: The Buck Fever

Date: 1910
Description: Two men are hunting with rifles in the Wisconsin woods. It is winter; there is snow on the ground. Instead of shooting a deer, one hunter shoots a giant...
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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: 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: Father Works

Date: 1910
Description: Photomontage of a boy driving a cart drawn by a giant chicken. The back of the cart is filled with giant eggs, and a fence lines the road in the background...
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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: 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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Tall-tale Postcard: Just Plums

Date: 1911
Description: Two boys haul four giant plums using a small wagon pulled by two white goats. One boy is holding the reins. The boys are wearing jackets and caps. The back...
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Tall-tale Postcard: We Never Stop

Date: 1915
Description: A man is driving an old-fashioned car with three women passengers on a road littered with cows. The driver has hit a cow with the car, causing it to fly in...
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Tall-tale Postcard: Plenty Potatoes

Date: 1912
Description: Two men, one wearing overalls and one wearing suspenders, stand on top of a mound of giant potatoes. A large cart drawn by two horses carries the potatoes...

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