Friday, April 18, 2014

Here a chick, there a chick: vintage Easter images

The iconography of Easter cards = the apotheosis of cuteness. Seriously—we're talking kids, bunnies, birdies, chicks, flowers, colored eggs. Believe it or not, this collection has a low quotient (relatively speaking). Enjoy!
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8 comments:

  1. The second one, with the children dancing around the giant chick, is a bit creepy. The blank expressions look like they're possessed and performing some cultish ritual. Or is it just me?

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    1. oh yes, there's a lot of weirdness in these --and in others I left out!

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  2. Oh yeah, the birdies are out for a drive while the girls mind the nest!
    And the rabbit says,"I'm gonna pull a magician outta this hat!"
    Love your cards! Happy Easter to all!

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  3. Oddly my two favorites are also the same ones where the chicks are smoking. It seemed so very weird that images (presumably intended for children) featured smoking, but then I remembered Santa normally has a pipe.

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  4. Love all of these, I especially love the ones where the animals have taken on human-like characteristics, nothing warms my heart more than a painting of bunnies playing baseball.

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    1. and loading up them cannons!

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  5. Hello. Would it be possible to get a higher-res version of the Easter bunnies playing baseball card? I am involved with a ragtime-era vaudeville show and it would be great to get a copy of that image to use in the show. Many thanks.

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