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

presented by The History Center on Main Street,
Mansfield, PA
How We Do Things, Second Ed.
Site Under Construction starting June 2018 -
Still Collecting - October 2021
Click Here For Collector's Checklist by Title

Table of Contents



  • About This Site
    By Joyce M. Tice
    What is an exaggeration postcard? Who is A. Stanley Johnson?
  • Exaggeration Postcards
    By Joyce M. Tice
    A little history of Exaggeration or Novelty Freak postcards popular in the early twentieth century.
  • Alfred Stanley Johnson, Jr
    By Joyce M. Tice
    Biographical Notes
  • Real Photo Postcards
    By Morgan Williams
    What is an RPPC and examples in the Johnson cards.
  • Cut & Paste
    By Joyce M. Tice
    Precision cutting and pasting in layers
  • Variant Overprints
    By Joyce M. Tice
    Variations from How We Do Things phrase, World War One era.. 
  •  Marketing & Distribution
    By Paula King and Joyce M. Tice
    Where and how were the cards sold and distributed.
  • Year by Year Catalog of Cards
    Images and commentary on the cards arranged by series and date. Our intent is to include examples of each in large enough format to study them
  • Collector's Checklist
    Alphabetic listing for you to check off what you have and what you need..
  • The Ones That Got Away
    Like so many of us, Johnson had more ideas than he had time to implement. These original photos show people posing for something that never came to completion.

Additional Resources

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