Artist J.C. Leyendecker was known for painting rosy-cheeked tots, handsome young men, and women dressed in finery. Easter provided the perfect backdrop for Leyendecker to show off his very best work.
The Easter bunny is barely out of the picture (literally) when along comes this adorable little girl in her Easter finery hunting colored eggs. Spring flowers, bunnies and Easter treats – what more can we want? Well, maybe a little help with the hunt.
It’s all about the hat – and not just for big girls. Leyendecker was famous for his cherubs, especially for New Year’s covers. But this little cutie was an Easter angel, and had every intention of dressing the part.
Now that’s a chapeau! When both of you are looking this scrumptious, it’s only your right, nay your duty, to strut around town and show off your finery. This is from 1912.
The women weren’t the only ones to spruce up for Easter. Looking as fine as the profusion of spring flowers is this dapper gent in silk top hat, morning jacket, and gloves.
It’s all about the hat. Trying on Easter bonnets is this lady from 1920. Leyendecker enjoyed contrasting, shall we say, zaftig matrons with slim young ladies.