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Pic of the Day: The Earliest Known Depiction of the Easter Bunny

Happy Easter everybody! Whether this day has religious or chocolate-covered meanings for you (or both), we hope you have a great one. To celebrate, we thought we’d share the earliest known depiction of everyone’s favorite springtime rabbit, the Easter Bunny. This drawing, attributed to schoolmaster Johann Conrad Gilbert (1734–1812), who came from Germany and settled in Berks County, Pennsylvania, is an example of a Pennsylvania German tradition of decorated papers, certificates and manuscripts called fraktur, and is one of the rarest of its kind.

[via Art Daily]

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