Cousin Elizabeth Sends an Easter Rabbit – Kansas City, MO (1913)

Easter came early in 1913; the holiday fell on March 23.

On March 21, Elizabeth mailed an Easter postcard from Kansas City, Missouri.

Kansas City, at the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers, is the largest city in Missouri.

In 1913, Kansas City had one of the largest streetcar systems in the US.,_Missouri

The postcard was mailed to Miss Marjorie Lerrell, of Albany, New York.

Albany, the capital of New York State, dominates the upper reaches of the Hudson River,

The city was a nexus of trade and transportation since the 1830’s when the Erie Canal brought produce from throughout the Great Lakes region through the city en route to New York City and other eastern cities.,_New_York

The face of the postcard depicts a girl holding a large-brimmed hat; the girl observes two large rabbits admiring a pile of eggs.

Above the illustration is a legend in an ornate script:

“May Easter bring you the best of its Spring treasures”

The postcard was published by Raphael Tuck & Sons, an English firm.

From the series of “Easter Pleasures”, the postcard was printed in England.

On the reverse is the brief message, “Love and Greetings from Cousin Elizabeth”.

One hopes that Marjorie was thrilled with the postcard and that she and Cousin Elizabeth enjoyed a wonderful Easter.


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