Saturday, April 3, 2021

Peter's Poultry

 


Easter may be on its way, but whatever happened to hippity-hoppiting down the bunny trail?

18 comments:

  1. Hi, Kirk!

    As I did research to formulate a comment for this post, I found numerous vintage pictures on Pinterest and elsewhere of small children posing while seated on the laps of large, grotesque Easter Bunnies. Most the the tots are screaming in fear and I don't blame them. I sat on Santa's lap (as recently as three years ago) but never even heard of the tradition of sitting on the Easter Bunny's lap. I noticed that pictures of this type are categorized as "Vintage Bizarre" and/or "Vintage Creepy." I think this Vintage Clip Art picture entitled "Funny Easter Bunny Delivering Eggs" fits both. It reminds me of an image from David Lynch's The Elephant Man. I think I'm gonna have nightmares. I seriously doubt the hen wanted to be there for the shoot, and I'll bet the poor thing's compensation package amounted to chicken feed. Peter Rabbit probably worked for scale.

    Happy Easter, good buddy Kirk!

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    1. Shady, if you click on the keyword "Easter" at the bottom of this post (but above the comment section), and go one post down, you'll see one of those kids sitting on the Easter Bunny's lap, though she looks more annoyed than terrified.

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  2. How did they train the chicken and rabbit? And look at all those rabbit eggs!

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    1. Well, Mitchell, the chicken would have had to cross the road, and, who knows, maybe there was a carrot patch on the other side.

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  3. Hello Kirk, This takes us back to a simpler age when people had the time to stage tableaux like these (as opposed to today when people endlessly photograph vignettes for social media). One difference is back then there were taxidermied animals all over just begging for people to find some creative use for them.
    --Jim

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    1. Jim, it's not just animals that were taxidermized:

      https://www.dawn.com/news/1523306/putin-snubs-calls-for-relocating-lenins-body

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    1. Debra, don't you think it's about time he got himself a Model T?

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  5. If you search google with "easter rabbit egg" you get all the versions of why the rabbit and the egg have meaning for easter.

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    1. I don't have to google, Mike, because I already know. The bunny comes on Easter instead of Christmas because some chubby guy with a white beard already has that gig. As for the eggs, the bunny certainly can't bring toys instead. Who's gonna make them? All the elves work for the chubby guy!

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  6. What a great old photo. Well, I assume it old.

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    1. Andrew, I haven't been able to track down the exact age of the photo, but I doubt it was taken with a cell phone.

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  7. Love that song...Here comes Peter Cottontail....

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    1. JM, the song was a hit for cowboy singer Gene Autrey, whose other now-cowboy holiday hits include "Here Comes Santa Clause (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)", "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" "Frosty the Snowman" and "Up on the House Top."

      "Here Comes Peter Cottontail" was written by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins, who also wrote "Frosty the Snowman"

      Remember all that in case you're ever on Jeopardy, JM.

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  8. Hope you had a nice Easter :-D

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    1. Thanks, Ananka. It was fairly pleasant. I hope yours was too.

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