Fishing and hunting yarns and photos have always been part of Nebraska’s great outdoor scene. Beginning in the early 1900s and for decades thereafter, Nebraska postcards depicted altered, exaggerated images of game, fish and agriculture. These were done to promote the unique aspects of a place or product as well as to document local history. They were also used to lure folks to the Cornhusker State to hunt, fish or visit. Considered western-style humor, these exaggeration postcards were extremely popular on the Great Plains.
Here are some of the vintage exaggeration postcards I came across to share with you on this Throwback Thursday. Which one is your favorite?
Image Source: Unknown.
Several years ago at a NE Game and Parks event, my own superimposed Nebraska exaggeration postcards were created. What do you think of them?