Cynthia Elyce Rubin

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Larger Than Life: The American Tall Tale Postcard, 1905-1915
by Cynthia Elyce Rubin
Publisher's Description
"Tall-tale postcards originated as a visual format for the time-honored tall tale in the Midwest, where farmers were expert in straight-faced boasting about the enormity of prize specimens of their produce . . . when Kodak began printing postcards from amateurs' negatives for only a few cents, a completely new form of folk expression was born--abundantly present in this cornucopia of cornpone humor. Capturing many facets of life in turn-of-the-century small-town America, this amusing volume on the tall-tale postcard vividly bears witness to a unique area--and era--of inventiveness and creativity."--the publisher.
ISBN: 1558590145
Publisher: Abbeville Pr
Hardcover : 132 pages
Language: English
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