Free Cute Vintage Rabbit & Easter Bunny Pictures

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I’ve got that spring feeling. The days are longer the weather is warmer and whilst on my morning run I often spot cute rabbits and baby bunnies. With Easter just around the corner I thought it would be fun to curate a collection of vintage Easter Bunny pictures and rabbit illustrations.

Rabbits and hares are a very popular symbol for spring. They are a symbol of fertility due to their ability to give birth to several litters of bunnies in a year.

Rabbits make popular pets there are 305 species of domesticated rabbits. Male rabbits are called bucks and female rabbits are called does. Baby rabbits tend to be referred to as bunnies, kits or kittens. In the wild rabbits live together in groups called colonies.

Hares and rabbits although from the same family Leporidae they are different species. As well as being larger and having bigger ears the main difference between hares and rabbits is with their young. Baby hares are born fully developed with fur and can see. Whereas newborn bunnies are blind and have no fur.

The bunny rabbit has over the centuries been a source of artistic inspiration. From Beatrix Potters, Peter Rabbit and Benjamen Bunny to Lewis Carrols White Rabbit and March Hare from “Alice In Wonderland”. Not forgetting our personal family favourite the Nutbrown Hares from “Guess How Much I Love You”.

Free Vintage Easter Bunny Pictures & Rabbit Prints

The following images are a mixture of vintage Easter bunny pictures and lovely old rabbit and hare illustrations and prints. They are all in the public domain and free to download.

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Vintage Bunny, Rabbit And Hare Illustrations From Literature

This first collection of vintage Easter bunny pictures are actually illustrations of famous bunnies, rabbits and hares from literature.

1. Benjamin Bunny – Beatrix Potter

This lovely illustration is from the Beatrix Potter book “The Tale of Benjamin Bunny”. It shows Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny collecting onions for Mrs Rabbit.

Benjamin Bunny and vintage Easter bunny pictures

2. Peter Rabbit & Flopsy Bunnies – Beatrix Potter

This wonderful vintage bunny picture is from the Beatrix Potter book “The Tale of The Flopsy Bunnies”, her third book in the Peter Rabbit series.

Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny and Flopsy

3. Flopsy Bunnies – Beatrix Potter

More of Peter Rabbits and Flopsy’s little bunnies. From the Beatrix Potter book “The Tale of The Flopsy Bunnies”.

he Beatrix Potter book "The Tale of The Flopsy Bunnies",

4. More Flopsy Bunnies – Beatrix Potter

Another cute vintage illustration of Peter Rabbits and Flopsys bunnies.

Flopsy Bunnies Beatrix Potter

5. The White Rabbit – Lewis Carol

“The White Rabbit blew three blasts on the trumpet” from “Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carol and illustrated by Margaret W. Tarrant.

White rabbit blowing trumpet

6. The White Rabbit 2 – Lewis Carol

“After waiting until she fancied she heard the rabbit just under the window she suddenly spread out her hand and made a snatch in the air” Illustration from “Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carol and illustrated by Margaret W. Tarrant.

White Rabbit

7. The White Rabbit – “The Nursery Alice”

This White Rabbit illustration is from the Lewis Carol book “The Nursery Alice”. The book was a shortened version of “Alice in Wonderland”, especially adapted for children. The illustration of the White Rabbit looking at his pocket watch was by Sir John Tenniel.

White Rabbit looking at his pocket watch.

8. The March Hare – “The Nursery Alice”

The Mad Hatters tea party featuring the March Hare. The illustration is from the Lewis Carol book “The Nursery Alice”, a shortened version of “Alice in Wonderland”, specially adapted for children.

The March Hare

9. The Easter Bunny – Puck Magazine

A cover of the humour magazine “Puck”, featuring a vintage Easter bunny picture.

Easter bunny pictures from PUCK magazine.

Vintage Bunny Rabbit Pictures and Illustrations from Natural History Books

The following vintage Easter bunny pictures are actually scientific illustrations from encyclopedias and nature books.

10. Mountain Hare – Lepus Timidus

An illustration of a Mountain Hare eating cabbage from the German publication “Die Säugthiere in Abbildungen nach der Natur, mit Beschreibungen”.

Mountain hare

11. Lepus Variabilis Pall Hibernus

Lepus Variabilis Pall Hibernus translates as the Long-Eared Brown Rabbit. This illustration must be of it in its white winter coat. Another illustration from “Die Säugthiere in Abbildungen nach der Natur, mit Beschreibungen”.

Long eared rabbit

12. Antelope Jack Rabbits – National Geographic 1918

Two antelope jack rabbits from an article in the National Geographic (1918), titled “Small Mammals Of North America”.

Antelope Jack Rabbit

13. Texan Hare – John Woodhouse Audubon

This illustration is by John Woodhouse Audubon in 1846. Not to be confused with his father John James Audubon of “Birds of America” fame.

Texan Hare

14. Townsend’s Rocky Mountain Hare – 1851

A male and female Rocky Mountain Hares from “The Quadrupeds of North America”.

Rocky Mountain Hares

15. Grey Rabbits and Bunny – 1851

Another fabulous vintage rabbit picture from “The Quadrupeds Of North America”. A pair of Grey Rabbits and a bunny.

Grey rabbits and bunny

16. Cottontail Rabbit -1918

A very cute Cottontail Rabbit illustration from “Wild Animals of North America, intimate studies of big and little creatures of the mammal kingdom”.

Cottontail Rabbit

17. Marsh Rabbit – 1918

Another fabulous old rabbit print from the ” Wild Animals of North America, intimate studies of big and little creatures of the mammal kingdom”. This time a painting of a Marsh Rabbit.

Marsh Rabbit

18. Collection Of Rabbits and Hares – 1897

This natural history illustration is from Audubon’s “The Animal Kingdom” 1897. Includes Texas, Jackass Rabbit, Northern Hare (summer coat), Domestic Rabbit, Common Wild Rabbit and Northern Hare (winter coat).

Natural History posters of rabbits and hares

If you liked this post you might want to check out some of my other natural history posts.

Also, there are some wonderful Vintage Easter postcards and favour boxes you can download and print.

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