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Tall-tale Postcard: St. Clair Riverboat

Date: November 17 1909
Description: A riverboat travels down a narrow canal. Storefronts, sidewalks and telephone poles line either side of the canal. White text in the lower left corner says...
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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: 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: 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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Tall-tale Postcard: Our Barn is Full

Date: 1912
Description: Several women and a man are outside of a barn, which is overflowing with giant onions, corn, and potatoes. A ladder is placed against the large stack of on...
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Tall-tale Postcard: Out for Air

Date: 1923
Description: Two police officers holding rifles escort two prisoners into a paddywagon. Lining the road is a long, perspective view of an outdoor prison. Red text impri...
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Tall-tale Postcard: Mammoth Strawberries

Date: 1910
Description: Photomontage of two giant strawberries on a flatbed railroad car. Fields and mountains fill the background. Red text in the upper portion of the image rea...
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Tall-tale Postcard: Group of Giant Strawberries

Date: 1910
Description: Photomontage of a bunch of giant strawberries resting on a flatbed railroad car. Red text in the upper left corner of the image field reads, "Grown near Au...
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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: Giant Potatoes

Date: 1949
Description: Photomontage of a man riding three giant potatoes, which are resting on a flatbed horse-drawn cart. A group of three onlookers stare up at the man. Black t...
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Tall-tale Postcard: One Montana Spud

Date: 1910
Description: A giant potato rests on a single flatbed railroad car, which is part of the Great Northern line. A white banner on the potato says, "The Way We Raise Potat...
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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: A Kansas Air Ship

Date: 1909
Description: Photomontage of a giant grasshopper lifting an anchored basket with a baby girl inside. The rope tethered to the basket has a large American flag attached...
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Tall-tale Postcard: Rabbits Are Scarce

Date: 1909
Description: Rear view of a hunter hauling away a giant rabbit through a snowy forest landscape. He is wearing a leather jacket with fringe and boots. Text in the lower...
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Tall-tale Postcard: A Bull-head Worth Catching

Date: 1909
Description: Photomontage of a man fishing. The man, standing barefoot on a log, attempts to reel in a giant Bull-head fish, while another fish lurks ominously nearby....
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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: Cutting Corn

Date: 1913
Description: Photomontage of two men with a logging crosscut saw cutting a giant ear of corn. A mound of giant corn stands beside them. There is a barn in the backgroun...
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Tall-tale Postcard: One of the Squash

Date: 1910
Description: Three smiling children wearing white clothing are sitting atop a gigantic, dark squash. Text in top left corner reads: "Beaver Dam, Wis." Fence lines back...
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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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