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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.”

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