Wednesday, May 7, 2008

The Modern Farmer

Franklin County Kansas is home to famed Exaggerated Postcard designer William H. "Dad" Martin (1865 - 1940).

The Historical Society features his work on a few of their promotional postcards, as well as some of his work at the Franklin County Historical Society.

'Dad' Martin "...turns to friend John Conard and his family as representatives of the Modern Farmer. Mr. Conard's wife Esther, and daughters Alberta and Frances zoom along with a few dozen giant eggs and a massive potato in a 1908 Stoddard-Dayton touring car. The baby, Frances, was living in 2007 when this reproduction was made." 

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