Saturday, March 19, 2016

EASTER BUNNY UNDERGOES ANALYSIS

Is it only my warped imagination, or do vintage Easter photos have a slightly creepy quality about them?

(I don't know if all of these photos are exactly "vintage", but what the heck - they're B&W)
 

 A consultation with Dr. Freud:
too much stress from dealing with kids and candy....

 Hare Habit

Unexpected Bunny Visit

 Funny Bunny

 Holy Shit!!
I hope that's only a carrot in his lap.... 

 Superman
vs
Puny Bunny 


Hare Sandwich

No Escape
or, Hare Sandwich Two






The Bonnet Bunny,
or the Hatter Hare
( I'm not in the mood to think up funny captions today - if you can do better, make them up yourself)
 

The Egg and I ?

Lolita, Easter Style

Friendly Bugsie
(the look on this kid's face says it all)

 It's Easter!
It's Halloween!
It's Easter!
It's Halloween!
It's......
 
 WTF?
The Bunny of Death??

...sometimes even I can't figure them out.....
Hell hath no fury like a rabbit scorned

 After the Slaughter


 Jilted?


 Chocolate Addiction


Can I keep him?

 Macabre Bunny Revue

Just a friendly reminder 


30 comments:

  1. Jon,

    There is just something creepy about the Easter Bunny.

    Larry

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    1. I've always thought rabbits were cute, but I have yet to see a cute vintage Easter Bunny.

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  2. Donnie darko .......thats all i can say

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    1. Donnie Darko, indeed......that sums it up.

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  3. You're right. Those pictures are unsettling for sure!

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    1. ....and there were a lot more that I found. Creepy vintage Easter photos seem to be limitless.

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  4. the bunny with the "carrot" between his legs - that's what happened when mistress maddie visited the rabbit.

    these are just plain fucked up. no wonder george reeves committed suicide. creepy as clowns these are.

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    1. Size matters. I knew that bunny would appeal to the Mistress....

      And I THOUGHT that was George Reeves. Poor Superman took a swan dive.

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    2. the Easter bunny wasn't my favorite just because of the candy you know.....

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    3. @mistress - bwhahahahaha; love you!

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  5. Lovin' those Easter bonnets!
    Our ancestors' imaginations were certainly more macabre than I'd have thought. That poor little guy in "No Escape" looks traumatized, indeed!

    PS - Thank you for re-posting those videos in your last post. Honestly, your passion is enviable.

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    1. I should have done an entire post on Easter bonnets. I found some unique ones during my search.

      And thank you for mentioning the videos (you are one of only a very few....).

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  6. I'm impressed with "No Escape or, Hare Sandwich Two". The photo --note #159 inverted on either side, twin buttons on kid's collar bunny ear shadows-- was copied with a mirror down the middle and reprinted. Quite a clever novelty for the time.

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    1. Amazing perception, Geo!
      I noticed the #159 but didn't pay close attention to the details of the photo.
      I've just enlarged it slightly on my post.

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  7. Just when you thought the Easter holiday was one that couldn't get warped. I also just saw a honor movie this week in which a family is all murdered one by one at there reunion. The killer wore rabbit and sheep masks.

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    1. If you're going to kill a family, I suppose a reunion is the best place to do it.

      The Easter Bunny seems to have more psychotic dimensions than I ever dreamed of.

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    2. Was that movie called "You're Next"?

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  8. I always get a kick out of it when you dig up pictures like this.

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    1. Sometimes I hate myself for being so demented, but I'm glad you get a kick out of it.

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    1. The Easter Bunny should probably be reserved for Halloween.

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  10. Agreed! At least these Easter Bunnies!!
    I never really understood the rabbit delivering eggs concept even as a kid.

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  11. Jon,
    Even when I was a kid I thought the George Reeves Superman was creepy in his "bedroom-jockey shorts" costume. Creeped me out man!
    Ron

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    1. I was never a Superman fan. I couldn't figure out what all the fuss was about.

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  12. Easter is a pagan holiday
    quick like a bunny
    plus
    rolling the eggs
    has nothing to do
    with being a Christian

    I like that lil kitten

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  13. All the holidays stem from paganism.
    I haven't rolled eggs in years.....

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  14. I grew up
    believing in the
    easter bunny
    and enjoyed my
    share of candy
    your vintage photos
    are always entertaining :)

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  15. Super creepy! Then again, I guess kids are willing to put up with super creepy if the end result is chocolates and jelly beans.

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