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    Easters of yesteryear

    As the spring holiday draws near, here's a fond look back at some Easter celebrations of yesteryear.

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    Springing into Easter -

    As we prepare for the bloom of spring, here's a fond look back at some Easter celebrations of yesteryear.
    Here, this modest bunny gets suited up for Easter.

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    Cracking up -

    A boy poses for an Easter greeting card like he's hatching from a big egg.

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    Surprise! -

    A woman emerges from an egg to celebrate the holiday.

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    Party time -

    Women pose with huge baskets of eggs.

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    Bunny ears -

    A woman wears an Easter basket on her head.

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    To dye for -

    A woman poses with decorated eggs circa 1920.

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    Chick pic -

    A girl holds a chick for an Easter portrait taken circa 1945.

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  • Easter Chicks

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    Basket of fun -

    A farmworker holds a basket of chicks on March 13, 1937, in England.

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    Making chocolate delights -

    Two women at the Cadbury's chocolate factory near Birmingham, England, work joining together chocolate Easter egg halves in preparation for Easter on Feb. 26, 1932.

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    Egg-citement -

    A little girl poses in and around an egg for a page in the French newspaper "Le Petit Parisien," circa 1902.

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    Babe in a bonnet -

    An infant stares wide-eyed while emerging from a hat box marked 'Easter Bonnet' in a straw hat decorated with daisies and sunflowers circa 1945.

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    Tethered hare -

    A little girl holds an Easter bunny on a leash, during a hunt for the easter eggs scattered in the grass circa 1955

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    Let's roll -

    Easter Egg Rolling Children Pose on the White House Lawn in 1922.

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    An Easter treat for two -

    Twins from Castlebar Nursery School in Sydenham, England who have been evacuated to Mersham-le-Hatch near Ashford in Kent celebrate Easter whilst awaiting adoption, March 23rd, 1940.

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    An eggcellent hat -

    A chicken hatches out of egg on a woman's hat, during an Easter parade in New York, circa 1940

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    Packages of goodies -

    Two little shoppers in London's Oxford Street with a pair of large Easter eggs and two cartons tied up with string, April 8th, 1936.

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    The bunny's calling card -

    Children collecting Easter eggs into their baskets sometime in the 1930s.

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  • Easter Eggs Of Size

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    Size matters -

    Four cooks show off their enormous Easter eggs in March of 1923

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  • Easter Baby

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    Snacking and quacking -

    A toddler eating a chocolate easter egg whilst sitting next to a basket of them crowned by a toy duck on April 13th, 1935

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    So close, yet so far -

    A little boy finds it hard to contain his excitement at a giant Easter egg display in a sweet shop on London's Regent Street on March 22nd, 1952.

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    Preparing for the day -

    Chocolate Easter eggs being given their finishing touches in a confectionery factory in 1923.

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    Eggscitement -

    A German child makes a discovery on an egg hunt, during the Easter weekend on March 7, 1951.

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    An Easter feaster -

    A little girl enjoys a large chocolate Easter egg, circa 1930

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