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Tall tale postcards

Before the first World War, tall tale postcards — so called because of the unbelievable exaggeration in them, such as larger-than-life produce — were all the rage. Alfred Stanley Johnson, Jr, who cheered on the abundance of Wisconsin’s agricultural prowess, was quite a master at these staged snapshots that often starred his family and friends.

Via Wisconsin History

Giant melons
Giant fish
Giant vegetables
Giant fish
Giant vegetables
Giant tomatoes

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