The Art & Humor of
A. Stanley Johnson of Waupun, Wisconsin

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How We Do Things, Second Ed.
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Fishing Series 1910

In 1910. Johnson produced twelve exaggerated fishing scenes including three from the early batch copyrighted February 1910. In 1911, he added only one more to the fishing category.

All three of the cards at the top of the page did not go on for national distribution. The buildings and streets were not adaptable to other towns so their availability is limited.

Johnson quickly learned to focus on rural or natural scenes that could be almost anyplace in the country and increase the marketability of his exaggeration cards.

Pickerel Copyright 08 Feb 1910
Catfish copyright 08 Feb 1910
Big Pike Copyright 08 Feb 1910


Two Hours Catch. Copyright 21 MAY 1910
How Is This. Copyright 21 MAY 1910
if  couple
If My Pole Had Not Broken. Copyright 21 MAY 1910

Companion Piece to How is This (above.)
Just a Couple. Copyright 21 MAY 1910
Landing  A Pike. Copyright 21 MAY 1910
(He) Was Game. Copyright 21 MAY 1910
My First Strike. Copyright 21 MAY 1910 postally unused
Variants:  How We Do Things at Morey, Mich. postmarked 31 AUG 1911  Morey, MI.
                How We Do Things at Chipmonk, N.Y. postmarked 23 OCT 1911  Port Dover, Ont.
                How We Do Things at Ashtabula, Ohio postmarked 13 SEP 1920 Ashtabula, OH.
                How We Catch 'em at Tupper Lake, N.Y. postally unused
We Nearly Lost Him. Copyright 21 MAY 1910  Variant overprint
Spearing Catfish. Copyright 21 MAY 1910. No overprint, postmarked Kansas City, Mo. 09 MAY 1911
Brook Trout.  Copyright 01 FEB  1911

In this scene, the fish and the man are about the same size, and it is just out of reach.