Here Comes Peter Cottontail: Wordless Wednesday with vintage postcards

 
Here comes Peter Cottontail.
Hoppin Drivin’ down the bunny trail
Hippity hoppety Hurrying, hurrying,
Easter’s on its way.
 

Eight year old Ralph sent this card to his friend, my grandfather, Donald C. Minor, in April of 1908.  Driving one of those new-fangled automobiles, Peter Cottontail could spread his Easter joy at speeds of up to 45 mph.  This snazzy red roadster sports full bicycle fenders and oil lamp headlights; its simple design suggests that the artist is depicting the 1907 Model R, the precursor to the  Ford Model T.

I imagine Henry Ford enjoyed the implicit endorsement of such a greeting card–Fords are so affordable at $750 and easy to use even the Easter Bunny wants to drive an automobile!

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