Tall-Tale Postcards - early 1900s photomontages

krugorg

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Sep 26, 2011
Minnesota USA
Kyle Krug
I saw this great post about Tall Tale Postcards on Wired's RAW blog:
Early 1900s Postcards Show Off Primitive 'Photoshopping' Skills | Raw File | Wired.com


A Gold Mine On The Farm

There is a flickr pool listed in the blog post, but seems like a lot of more recent creations there. More historical images at Wisconsin Historical Society website:
Wisconsin Historical Images Search Results

I love these things! I would like to try a modern version... it seems like most of the charm with these, at least for me, is the extreme level of exaggeration and the obviousness of the photo manipulation. Hmm... looks like I may need to download Gimp or an eval copy of Photoshop for our next Christmas card project (AKA my proposed Xmas card concept that is shot down).
 

krugorg

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Sep 26, 2011
Minnesota USA
Kyle Krug
I should have known that you would have already given this a go, Luke - I like the daffodil shot!

Are you thinking of making it old-timey, emulating the post card look?
 

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