We’ve made it, my friends–through the most unexpected of early springs, and through the strangest of Lents. As a Catholic, I have to say that if anything, Lent was an awfully suitable time to get through a pandemic (I sure streamed a lot of Masses in my apartment). And while it’s not nearly over yet, today’s nevertheless a good time to cue Handel’s Messiah and enjoy the beauty and significance of Easter–even if it’s in a small way.
Here’s something festive, Motion Picture Magazine’s 1922 throwback to the popular Easter parades of yore. These parades aren’t as common today (especially not today) but from the 1870s onward they were a wildly popular tradition in major cities, especially New York City. It was a time for ladies and gentlemen to stroll the avenues in their festive finest, and ladies showed off their fanciest new Easter hats:
(You can right click the images and open them in a new tab to see the details.)
Here’s one more–Film Fun decided to collect images of actresses in fancy hats just for Easter:
“In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it,
You’ll be the grandest lady in the Easter parade…”
Wherever you are, reader, know that I’m thinking of you today! Have a fine Sunday!