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21 Creepy Vintage Easter Cards [SLBuzz Feed].

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posted by Bistle (16 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 


You know, in the early 20th C, German-speaking rabbits delivering eggs suffered terribly at the hands of French aggression. The French believed, rather mistakenly, that rabbits had largely supported the Germans during the Franco-Prussian war and were staunch supporters of Bismark's policies. This kind of tensions led to armed patrols being necessary to protect the rabbits, and, if those patrols were to, you know, accidentally invade the Low Countries, well, these things happen....
posted by GenjiandProust at 9:26 AM on March 29, 2013 [2 favorites]




11. The card that makes your half-chicken half-umbrella wielding woman nightmares a reality.

Happy Easter
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 9:27 AM on March 29, 2013 [2 favorites]


Also, an egg is not necessarily a "sibling" to a chick. What is it you think roosters are for?
posted by DU at 9:28 AM on March 29, 2013


What is it you think roosters are for?

Coq au vin?
posted by GenjiandProust at 9:34 AM on March 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


For some reason the caption on #3 keeps making me giggle nervously. Where are they taking him indeed.
posted by sweetkid at 9:58 AM on March 29, 2013


The one from "Puck" is actually the cover of the magazine's Easter edition from the year in question.
posted by killdevil at 10:44 AM on March 29, 2013


I am curious about Easter. How early in Christian history did Jesus's resurrection get tacked onto this spring renewal observance? And how long have the pagan fertility symbols of egg and rabbit been associated with this equinox? Did the church ever try to suppress those glaringly non-religious symbols? Did it ever succeed anywhere? If so, when did the easter bunny make his comeback?

Do other major religions paste their myths over the top of longstanding pagan rituals, or is that a Christian thang?
posted by damehex at 11:05 AM on March 29, 2013


Re: the issue of Puck with the devil: I have a Life magazine 'Easter' cover from 1898. It's a very strange scene that includes a blue demon up in a tree.
Never thought there was a connection between Easter and devil figures.
posted by AnnElk at 11:43 AM on March 29, 2013 [2 favorites]


Do other major religions paste their myths over the top of longstanding pagan rituals, or is that a Christian thang?

Oh no, that's pretty common. For example. And another.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 12:02 PM on March 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


...like a Satyr, except half-bunny, half-creepy girl.

Hey, she was a lot of fun when we first started going out. Before she set my car on fire. And stabbed my roommate.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 12:08 PM on March 29, 2013


These are awesome.
posted by dobbs at 6:57 PM on March 29, 2013 [3 favorites]


AnnElk, there was an AskMe about the Easter/Devil connection a while back, and it centered around images from Life Magazine, too!
posted by biddeford at 7:08 AM on March 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


Thanks, biddeford. So now I know that Mephistopheles was the mascot of Life magazine. But on this cover, he's wearing what looks like a red hoodie, so not a fashionably dressed devil. The artist is E.N. Blue.
posted by AnnElk at 9:01 AM on March 30, 2013


dobbs, I don't know why that doesn't have more favorites. It's better than the post itself (no offense Bistle). I was dying of laughter...
posted by dubitable at 9:48 AM on March 30, 2013


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