Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Giant Potato Postcard

I love old postcards, the kookier and kitschier, the better. There is a whole sub-genre of postcards that can perhaps be classified as "giant gags." These are often souvenir cards from rural areas, featuring gag photos of giant produce, like this one of an enormous potato on a flatbed train car from New Brunswick, Canada. Circa the 1950s-60s.

The caption reads, "We'll grow them bigger when flat cars are made longer! Famous New Brunswick Potatoes."


  1. You have inspired me to write a haiku in honor of the great potato:

    big raw potato
    I approach you with foil wrap
    ready for baking

  2. That was brilliant! How about:

    big raw potato
    you will make many french fries
    good with hamburgers