A Friendly Kiss

bird-girlOriginally an Easter card from 1881, this vintage chromolithograph captures a friendly kiss between a little girl and a bird.

The card is from Sinclair’s 1st Prize Series. I’m not sure what that means but for our purposes it means we get to enjoy a charming illustration that could be used in so many different ways. It originally had the message “Let us all rejoice sweet Easter day.” but the lettering was damaged and hard to read. You could easily add it back to the top of this card or add a totally different message.

Our cute little blue-eyed girl is lip to beak with a little yellow bird, perhaps a pet canary. She holds the bird on a finger of one hand and a fan in the other. The card it quite striking as the child is wearing a white mob-cap with a large red bow and a red wrap. Ruby-red lips and bright pink cheeks add to the charm and appeal of this vintage illustration of a child with a bird.

This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.