What’s that I smell? Another Tidbit Tuesday!?
This week I’m sharing some postcards created by one William H. “Dad” Martin. No relation.
I had to.
Martin was a photographer located in Ottawa, Kansas during the turn of the century. He started out in 1894 as a photographer but it wasn’t until 1908 when he started using trick photography that he hit the big time.
That was a pun. I made a punny.
Martin produced a series of postcards, many of which featured hugely exaggerated images of food. The photos were so popular that over the next three years he earned the equivalent of more money than I will ever have in my entire life.
Speaking of hogs…
(source) <— That source also has a couple more pictures worth checking out.
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, anyone?
Keep eating and asking, my friends.
-“Did You Ever Have A Dream Like This?” Fantasy Photographs — American Museum of Photography(SM).” American Museum of Photography — View Great Photographs Online — History of Photography Exhibits. The American Photography Museum, Inc., n.d. Web. 27 Nov. 2012. <http://www.photographymuseum.com/talltale.html>.
-Martin, William H.. “Food.” Lapham’s Quarterly 4.3 (2011): 5. Print.