Happy Easter from Collectors Weekly!

By Lisa

April 24th, 2011

Happy Easter Sunday to our wonderful Collectors Weekly community! If you haven’t had enough baby chicks and colored eggs, check out this adorable 1911 “squeaker” postcard, posted by Show & Teller mark.

Where did the Easter bunny and his basket of eggs come from anyway? According to this ArtFix Daily article, German immigrants brought the tradition to America in the 1700s. The evidence can be found at the Winterthur Museum in Delaware, which just acquired one of the earliest known U.S. folk-art depictions of the famous thumper, shown below. While it’s slightly less cute than the chicks above, its story is fascinating.

Have a “hoppy” holiday!

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