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Kathryn Madigan
Kathryn Madigan • 1 year ago

Alfred Stanley Johnson, active in Waupun, Wisconsin from 1909-1935, is known for his highly-realistic, action-packed, black and white scenes which contrasted wild images with understated captions for a humorous effect.

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Edward H. Mitchell's scenes, produced mostly circa 1909-1910, primarily involve train cars bearing huge, colorful produce. Unlike many postcard creators who used four-color palettes, Mitchell worked with up to six colors. He made his work available to larger audiences by producing postcards with blanks which sellers could fill in with their locations.

F.D. Conard, of Garden City, Kansas, was known for his postcards of giant grasshoppers, inspired by a 1935 Kansas plague, and "Kansas varmint," the jackrabbit.

Richard Miller began producing post cards in 1955 and published them through his company, Modern-Ad of Butler, Pennsylvania. Miller's best known creation, "Tables Turned," shows a hunter strapped to a car, having been captured by a deer.

An artist known only as Leigh was recognized for his partially hand-tinted, black and white images of gigantic fruits on horse-drawn carts in Florida. All of the cards were copyrighted in 1909.

J. Herman's work appeared under his name or as "Series 85," and was mostly published by the Midland (New York) Publishing Company around 1912-1913. Herman produced only a few cards, mostly images of produce on railroad cars and fishing themes.