This linen card was published by American Art Post Card Co. and features spectacular spud from Maine.
The giant fruit and vegetables served up by publisher Edward H. Mitchell helped popularize the “exaggeration” postcards.
Published by Edward H. Mitchell in 1910, this carload of giant cabbages is a classic early exaggeration postcard.
Below are three chrome postcards that resurrect the”exaggeration” motif that was popular in the pre-linen era. While still amusing, these lack the charm of the originals.
I just can’t get enough “cowboy on a giant jack rabbit” postcards. This one is a later example of the genre, with a reference to the Nebraska Centennial (1867-1967) on the reverse.
I find it interesting to come across postcards that were mailed long after they were published, and that’s the case with this exaggeration postcard. Published by Edward H. Mitchell, the card dates from around 1910, but wasn’t postally used until 1949.
I’m going to be away for about a week, but before I go I had to share this “real photo” card of a grasshopper operating a tractor. Reminds me of the ’50s B movie, Beginning of the End!
Surely the worst exaggeration postcard ever, this chrome card was published by Northwest Curio and Postcard Co. of Boise, Idaho. Gosh, I think I’ve hit a new low.
Here it is folks, proof-positive that giant jack rabbits once thundered across the plains of West Texas! Or not. The publisher credit reads, “PHOTO 28268 McCORMICK CO., PHOTOGRAPHERS, AMARILLO, TEXAS”. Also included is this description of the scene:
WHEN CORNERED THIS SPECIES MAY LEAP OVER A COW, PONY OR CAR AND SPEED TO SAFETY. LIKE THE BISON HERDS, NOW ALMOST EXTINCT.
This Texas jack rabbit postcard really speaks for itself, doesn’t it? Weird-O-Rama! The linen card was published by E.C. Kropp.