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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: One of the Squash

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

Date: 1911
Description: A man and a boy use dollies to haul giant musk melons near a train. In red text on the upper center portion is the inscription, "How we do things at Bald K...
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Tall-tale Postcard: Riding a Pig

Date: 1916
Description: Two girls wearing white dresses ride a pig, sitting back-to-back. One girl holds the pig's tail and the other holds its ears. A boy pokes the pig's haunch...
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Tall-tale Postcard: Onions

Date: October 30 1909
Description: An elderly, bearded man hauls a giant onion using a dolly. The man is wearing a black hat and white work gloves. The background shows the side of a barn....
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Tall-tale Postcard: Sugar Beets

Date: October 30 1909
Description: A man on a large horse-drawn cart hauls a group of giant sugar beets. The two horses are stepping onto a dirt road. An inscription in the upper left corner...
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Tall-tale Postcard: A Good Bag

Date: 1910
Description: Two hunters, rifles in hand, transport the giant rabbits they have killed homeward. They have tied the rabbits to a wooden pole, which they rested between...
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Tall-tale Postcard: Peaches

Date: 1911
Description: Three young boys gather around a wheelbarrow filled with giant peaches. One of the boys is holding a peach that has been broken open, exposing its pit. Two...
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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: Men Riding a Cow

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: Landing a Pike, Attica, Wis.

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: Loading Cabbage

Date: October 30 1909
Description: A group of male laborers load a giant cabbage up a ramp and onto a train car. The side of the train says "Wisconsin and Michigan." A pile of other giant ca...
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Tall-tale Postcard: Fertile Lands with Potato

Date: 1910
Description: A giant, oddly-shaped potato rests on a flatbed railroad car. A horse-drawn carriage with a driver is visible behind the train. White bags filled with pota...
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Tall-tale Postcard: Fishing with Turtle

Date: 1919
Description: Photomontage of a fisherman in a rowboat catching a giant turtle. The male companion of the fisherman has fallen in and lost his hat amidst the excitement....
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Tall-tale Postcard: Potatoes Grow Big in Our State

Date: 1908
Description: Photomontage of a man, wearing overalls, sitting on a mound of giant potatoes resting on a flatbed horse-drawn cart. The man is sitting sideways, holding t...
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Tall-tale Postcard: The Big One

Date: 1909
Description: Photomontage of a giant pike on a flatbed railroad car. A text box in the lower left corner includes the quote, "The Big One That Didn't Get Away." Small t...
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Tall-tale Postcard: I Landed Him Myself

Date: 1913
Description: Photomontage of a woman reeling in a huge fish. The woman, wearing a skirt, is standing on a dock overlooking a lake. White text in the upper middle portio...

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