Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Are Those Things Real?
Exaggeration postcards became popular early in the 20th century, and generally combined boosterism and humor in extolling the virtues of local products. I found a bag of manipulated photos of the same genre at the local antique show, and it's probably mean to say so, but Thornton, who copyrighted these, could have been better at the craft.
I hear Maxwell Smart, "Would you believe..........."