Larger than life: the American tall-tale postcard, 1905-1915

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Abbeville Press, Aug 1, 1990 - Art - 132 pages
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Exaggeration to prove a point is the foundation of America's storytelling heritage. The photographic postcard originated as a visual format for the time-honored tall tale in the Midwest. This amusing volume on the tall-tale postcard captures many facets of life in turn-of-the-century, small-town America and vividly bears witness to a unique form of creativity. 150 illustrations.

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Larger Than Life: The American Tall Tale Postcard, 1905-1915

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Millions of picture postcards were produced and sent in the years just prior to World War I. One type was the tall-tale or exaggeration postcard, which employed trick photography for humor; people ... Read full review


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