Tidbit Tuesday: Turn of the Century GMOs

What’s that I smell? Another Tidbit Tuesday!?

I love you, Mrs. Beeton.


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.

“Taking geese to market” from 1909. Really big geese.


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.


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