A small parade of Easter duckies (OK, yeah, I know they’re probably geese) strut across this vintage Easter postcard. Three white adult birds and four yellow chicks are placed right in the center of the card on a red background.
The greeting reads…
Here’s joyous Easter come again,
With sunshine bright and showers of rain,
May it bring gladness and Good Cheer
To you, and all whom you hold dear.
The poem is written by R.F. When I saw those initials, I immediately thought of Robert Frost. While the timeline would work for it to have been one of his, in a bit of quick research it didn’t seem like the poet ever worked for one of the major postcard companies of the time. That’s not to say, that they might not have used some of his work.
While we may never know who R.F. was, we do know that the artist behind these Easter duckies was Ellen H. Clapsaddle.
Oh, and if you like this vintage Easter postcard, do click on it to access the absolutely huge version of this file, rather than downloading this smaller version.
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