William H. "Dad" Martin

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William H. Martin was a photographer and successful postcard manufacturer in the early 1900s. In 1894, Martin took over a studio in Ottawa, Kansas. He used photocomposited trick photography and, in 1908, produced wildly exaggerated postcards for commercial trade. His range of cards were so popular that he went into the postcard business exclusively.

Within a few years, his trick photos made him wealthy. He sold the business in 1912, and founded the National Sign Company.

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