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Belltown's loves161 of 1093Scovill Waterbury View Camera. c.1888Rorstrand Sweden Demitasse Set
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    Posted 4 years ago

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    Victorian Photoshop, basically.

    "Tall Tale" (I call them, Exaggerated) 'real-photo' postcard of a composite image. HUGE potatoes on their way to market.

    Copyright of 1908 by W.H. Martin, who made and sold such postcards from 1908 to 1912.

    This postcard was likely made to be sold all over the U.S. It doesn't even state which state. ?


    1. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      I like these exaggerated images as well-- I have seen them with other vegetables as well as with a rabbit and a grasshopper.

      They were popular when they were first made and have a strong collector following!

      Please share others that you have as well.

    2. SpiritBear, 4 years ago
      Our local museum, currently, has a bunch of them in its main temporary display room:
      Roping giant jack-rabbits from autos at high speeds, oranges and lemons as hot-air balloons, fish the size of boats taking the bait, men taking enormous geese to market, fur-bearing trout, etc.

      I usually only see these in fishing-themed linen types. I almost always avoid linen types, I'm afraid.
      This one is fairly common. I think I saw an identical one in the museum's wall of 'local produce'-- ears of corn as long as train-cars, cherries as big as basketballs on trees, girls picking cat-sized strawberries, etc.
    3. NevadaBlades, 4 years ago
      Should have been titled 'LAND O' PLENTY!' [;>)
    4. SpiritBear, 4 years ago
      I'm afraid that I've never seen that statement on one of these. It's usually, "The Kind We Raise" or similar.

      Good thing I like potatoes.
    5. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Agree with you-- I am not a fan of linen type pcs either. I usually stick with the RPPCs.

    6. SpiritBear, 4 years ago
      I'm mostly for real-photo polychromes.
    7. Trey Trey, 4 years ago
      That is a bunch of mashed potatoes:)
    8. SpiritBear, 4 years ago
      I bet you're getting hungry. ;)

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