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.