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Lende, Bill, 1937-2016 : Bill Lende Collection of Tall Tale Postcards, 1906-2006

Collection of both printed and real-photo postcards depicting exaggerated images. Common themes are oversize fruits and vegetables as well as large fish and futuristic scenes. Aside from a significant collection of cards featuring jackalopes, most of the collection dates to the early 20th century. Roughly 1500 postcards in all with additional ephemera, photographs, and research files.
Extent: 2.7 linear feet - (3 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Postcards
Call Number: Midwest MS Lende
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The Bill Lende Collection of Tall Tale Postcards are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).