We didn’t fall
off a turnip truck…we know there is SOME kind of fakery here!! Hats
off to the many artists of these cards who operated before the days
Actual! It says
actual. This entire community, like the characters in a Shirley
Jackson story, have come together to participate in this swindle.
sender went along with the whole charade.
could attest that even rabbits can be very frightening.
produce was a common subject.
underlining to emphasize OUR corn. The implication being, the corn
of your community ought to be in a can with Asian
writing….but, who knew that the farmland of NYC had room for this?
Admirers gaze upon the mammoth maize from the window.
Folks even found
it necessary to exaggerate their traffic safety issues. (The sender
of this 1918 card affixed a little flag sticker, anticipating by
nearly a century the relentless recklessness of her country.…)
This one involved
exactly zero photo editing skills….
This one with its splendidly dada
caption is a fine modern example.
And these two are
Fish were one of
the most common subjects for preternatural enlargement.
early on, the fish
topic took a frightening turn….