A POPULAR SERIES OF EXAGGERATED CARDS WAS REPRODUCED BY TORONTO’S CDN. POSTCARD CO.

For sure there is a market for popular series of wildly exaggerated postcards. From SteFan Buszynski, a resident of Orillia, Ontario and there’s Marcel Rousseau, who assembles a weekly series of historic postcard views and photos. Some were previously published by OMAH, The Orillia Museum of Art and History, and in a book ‘Postcard Memories Orillia’. A choice was made here to show three examples of “tall tale” or “exaggerated” postcards sold in Orillia in the 1940’s. Originally produced in 1908 by photographer William H. Martin of Ottawa, Kansas, U.S.A. these postcards became so popular that his company was allegedly turning out 10,000 a day<Postcard #1 – shows off Orillia’s giant cabbages> <Postcard #2 – Sports fishermen are pulling in a giant one, with an axe to help them out.> And <#3 – Close by here’s a load of fancy poultry about to be pulled off by a loyal horse with a wagon.  And those were the three chosen ones.

One thought on “A POPULAR SERIES OF EXAGGERATED CARDS WAS REPRODUCED BY TORONTO’S CDN. POSTCARD CO.

  1. Almost Omaha……….

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s