The Art & Humor of
A. Stanley Johnson of Waupun, Wisconsin

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Fishing Series 1910

In 1910. Johnson produced twelve exaggerated fishing scenes including three from the early batch copyrighted February 1910. In 1911, he added only one more to the fishing category.

All three of the cards at the top of the page did not go on for national distribution. The buildings and streets were not adaptable to other towns so their availability is limited.

Johnson quickly learned to focus on rural or natural scenes that could be almost anyplace in the country and increase the marketability of his exaggeration cards.

pickerel
Pickerel Copyright Feb 1910
catfish
Catfish copyright Feb 1910
pike
Big Pike Copyright Feb 1910

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two
Two Hours Catch.
How
How Is This
if  couple
If My Pole Had Not Broken

Companion Piece to How is This (above.)
Just a Couple
landing
Landing  A Pike
game
(He) Was Game
strike
My First Strike
nearly
We Nearly Lost Him  Variant overprint
spearing
Spearing Catfish
Brook Trout 1911

In this scene, the fish and the man are about the same size, and it is just out of reach.
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