Postcard of a Jackrabbit Herding Cattle

ID: SIA2013-07763 (front) and SIA2013-07764 (back)

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Postcard

Date: September 8, 1939

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7323, Box 17, Folder: 25

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Summary

  • Color postcard of a cowboy riding on top of a giant jackrabbit and herding cattle. The cowboy and jackrabbit are on the left side of the card, while the cattle are mostly on the right side. The cowboy is wearing a green shirt. The message side of the postcard has a witty printed note: "Punching Cattle on a Jack Rabbit. And out here in the West they do punch cattle. Some of them do on Broncs and, even as you can see, some of them do on the lowly Jack Rabbit." The postcard is addressed to Mr. H.S. Barber at the Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine, US Department of Agriculture. The message to Herbert S. Barber is as follows:
  • "Van Horn, Tex., 9-8-39. Having a fine trip. Started out from Uvalde this Morning and expect to Make El Paso for supper, R.P.C."

Subject

  • Barber, Herbert Spencer
  • United States National Museum
  • United States Dept. of Agriculture Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • Produced by Graphic Facts of America.
  • Herbert Spencer Barber, the recipient of this postcard, was an entomologist for the US Department of Agriculture Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine, which was associated with the United States National Museum, now the National Museum of Natural History.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7323, Box 17, Folder: 25

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

September 8, 1939

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Topic

  • Postcard
  • Rabbits
  • Entomology
  • Cattle
  • Entomologists

Form/Genre

  • Postcard
  • Linen

ID Number

SIA2013-07763 (front) and SIA2013-07764 (back)

Physical description

Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 5.4w x 3.5h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Linen

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