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Erika Nelson
Creator and Curator, World's Largest Collection of the World's Smallest Versions of the World's Largest Things Travelling Roadside Attraction and Museum

The Tall-Tale Postcards of Dad Martin and Pop Conrad
New Generation Society of Lawrence (NGSL members only)

Mon., Mar. 3, 2014, 10:00am - 11:30am
Location: Watkins Community Museum, 1047 Massachusetts

William H. "Dad" Martin and Frank D. "Pop" Conrad were pioneers of the postcard printing business who found inspiration in the trials and tribulations of Kansas culture. From the early 1900s through 1940, their carefully crafted images pushed the medium of photography, promoting Kansas as a land where ears of corn grew so large that farmers used logging saws to slice them and monster grasshoppers could stop a train in its tracks. This presentation includes postcard samples and a how-to demonstration so you can make your own "hopper whopper."

This program is under the auspices of the Kansas Humanities Council and is presented by Erika Nelson, the creator and curator of the World's Largest Collection of the World's Smallest Versions of the World's Largest Things Traveling Roadside Attraction and Museum in Lucas, Kansas.

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