Saturday, July 2, 2016

A Blue Hen Chicken from Kelly Glazner

Happy National Postcard Week!
May 3-9, 2015

Art by Kelly Glazner, NPCW 2015

The Delaware state bird, the Blue Hen Chicken, is a domestic bird.  During the Revolutionary War the men took with them game chickens noted for their fighting ability.  When not fighting the enemy the soldiers amused themselves by pitting their Blue Hen Chickens in cockfights.  The fame of these cockfights spread throughout the army and when in battle the Delaware men fought so valiantly that they were compared to the fighting cocks.  It was adopted as the official state bird in 1939.

This unused postcard is # 48 in a limited edition of 80

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