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A comedic/patriotic British postcard
A British postcard with a patriotic theme
“They’d better not touch our Bunny!” is the caption accompanying this illustration by ‘M.H.W.’, as is written beneath the fence on the right; ‘Oilette’ can be seen in the bottom-right-hand corner. Printed on the reverse of the postcard is the legend ‘TUCK’S POST CARD’, along with the following text: ‘TEACHING THE YOUNG IDEA HOW TO SHOOT. / Raphael Tuck & Sons’ / “OILETTE” / Postcard No. 8784. / ART PUBLISHERS TO THEIR MAJESTIES THE KING & QUEEN.’; the words ‘By appointment’ also appear beneath the royal coat of arms. The incomplete postmark indicates that this postcard may have been sent from Salisbury, Wiltshire, possibly in 1914. The handwritten address is clear, however: ‘Master John Summers / “Kenora” / Cooden Drive / Bexhill-on-Sea [in Sussex]’. There is a message, too: ‘Look how these children are looking after the little Bunnies are they not neat!. You’ll be a big man one day & very kind to all animals. Take care of Nannie till Mummy & Daddy come back. Love from Mummy.’.