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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. A caption in the upper left corner reads, "Grown near Ruby, Wis." Markin...
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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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Fishing is Great at Fall River, Wis.

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Description: Tall-tale postcard showing three men fishing off a pier, with two of the men holding fishing poles and two gigantic fish rising out of the water. A buildin...
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Tall-tale Postcard: Gold Mine On The Farm

Date: 1911
Description: Photomontage of a giant pig in a pen. A man, standing in the pen, is holding a giant ear of corn for the pig to eat. Numerous ears of oversized corn litter...
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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: 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: 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: 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: Santa on a Bi-Plane

Date: 1909
Description: Photomontage of Santa Claus and his reindeer riding on the top wing of a bi-plane. More sacks of toys and wrapped gifts are on the lower wing. Buildings an...
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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: 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: Caught in Rock Lake

Date: 1910
Description: Photomontage of two largemouth bass hanging from the side of a building, with curious on-lookers observing the scene. The building is a dry goods store own...
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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: 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: 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: Swallowed The Pole And All

Date: 1909
Description: Photomontage of a man pulling a giant fish into his rowboat. As the text box in the lower left corner--which reads "Swallowed The Pole and All"--suggests,...
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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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