Saturday, February 23, 2008

photo hoax the Whopper Hopper

Giant grasshoppers were popular subjects for tall-tale postcards, particularly in the Great Plains during the 1930s where grasshoppers were a common pest. This scene was captured by an unknown photographer near Mitchell, South Dakota. Three men struggle to subdue "the largest grasshopper in existence."

1 comment:

Scott479 said...

Thomas Talcott Hersey started the Whopper Hopper story with his own design in the 30's. The entire tale is now available thanks to Maureen A. Taylor, the Photodective:

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