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Carload of Cucumbers
This exaggerated postcard made between 1905 and 1915 shows the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad (KATY) car loaded with gigantic cucumbers. Considered western humor, exaggerated postcards were popular at the beginning of the 20th century, especially so in the Great Plains. Their larger-than-life illustrations helped to show a sense of humor in promoting the state’s advantages and in dealing with disaster. From the collections of the Kansas Historical Society, the print was produced for the Kansas Historical Foundation.

Image area 6.5 by 4.5 inches
10 by 8 inches, matted

Item #007518