I was so excited when my niece recently gave me some Easter postcards that my sister had collected over the years. Since my sister died last year, I have enjoyed having things around me that she cherished. I had almost forgotten about this particular Easter postcard that she had bought on ebay a few years ago.
She was fascinated with it, because it's a little quirky. We shared the quirkiness gene, I guess.
But it is a little gruesome for an Easter postcard though, don't you think?
You have a bunny on crutches with a mangled leg, another bunny with a bandage on his head (is he missing an ear?), a bunny pushing a wheelbarrow (hurray, he appears not to be hurt!) filled with his bunny friend that is profusely gushing blood from a wound in his chest, a bunny with his arm in a sling and walking with a cane (behind the wheelbarrow) and then you have a very tired bunny leaning his head on what appears to be a tombstone.
What the heck?
I know it can't be easy to deliver eggs to all the kids of the world, but seriously, who knew it would leave the bunnies fighting for their lives.
The card is postmarked March 20, 1910 (Easter was March 27th that year) and it says "Hope the bunny is good to you" on the back, so I'm pretty darn sure it's an Easter card. You might think it was a reference to soldiers returning from war, but WWI was from 1914-1918, so this card is prior to that. So I can't figure out what the wounded bunny theme is all about. Any thoughts?
BTW, you're welcome to use this postcard in your Easter crafts. You know, if you want to really scare the kiddies on Easter morning. It will give a whole new meaning to biting the ears off the chocolate bunnies.
Other Easter postcards can be found:
Vintage Easter Images: Adorable Free Printables
Oh my gosh that has got to be the strangest Easter themed card I've ever seen. Is there any identifying marks on the card as to who the artist was? This would certainly be fun to research.
Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces
OH my gosh, Pam...I've never seen another like it! Really a find...a weird one...but so unusual!
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Oh my! I collect Postcards and have never seen that one! different, for sure!
Pam, I have to agree! That is very strange for an Easter card or any card for that matter. Thanks, Helen
It is depicting by rabbits what people endure everyday.
I have to join the chorus of "I've never seen anything like that."
Maybe it was an effort by an early PETA group to discourage the use of Easter Bunnies.
HA - - - that's my irreverent sense of humor at work again.
Okay...that is the creepiest thing I have ever seen!!!!! I'm not sure what to make of it really?!?!?!
Pam~ Virginia Retro
Visiting from Vintage Thingie Thurs. I to linked up my Easter postcards here today, but they are nothing like yours, LOL! Very strange indeed!
What an interesting card! You never know what you will see!Happy VTT!
Oh my gosh, that is hysterical! I have never seen anything like it, what were they thinking? But you know what, I love it too, I must have that quirkiness gene too, lol! Have a great weekend, Nan
I know I'm very very VERY late to the game, but I just found this post by accident while searching for different types of wheelbarrows, and thought I would chime in on the possible origins.
Could these cute little furry fellows be refugees from the Adana massacre, where 20.000-30.000 Christian Armenians were killed by Ottoman Turks in April one year earlier (the lead-up happened over Easter)? I'm thinking it could be a commemorate card or a collect card, to raise money for the many refugees.
I had not heard that thought before, but yes it could. That might make sense!