Skip to main content

Brim Trims

February 2024
1min read

These little girls, all ready to celebrate Easter, 1898, serve to remind us of what a remarkably durable thing the traditional Easter bonnet could be. Mary Malone, of Trenton, New Jersey, writes: “The hats were kept from year to year, and freshly trimmed each Easter, so that the girls emerged on Easter Sunday with a brimful of new flowers and ribbons. My mother, the smallest in the group, was five when this picture was taken.”

We hope you enjoy our work.

Please support this 72-year tradition of trusted historical writing and the volunteers that sustain it with a donation to American Heritage.

Donate