From Easter bunnies to elegant dresses and over-the-top hats, here’s a look at Easter in Maryland from yesteryear.
April 11, 1974 – Easter lily in hand, Martha Glaze picks out a ham at Lexington Market for her holiday dinner. Salesperson is John A. Regan. Photo taken by (Baltimore Sun Staff Photographer Ralph L. Robinson)
Easter Parade, April 8, 1985.
Kimberly Menendez and her Easter basket awaiting a hunt in Bolton Hill, April 1, 1991.
March 27, 1951- Contest winners are Russell Volker, 12, had smallest chicken egg and Suzanne Turnbull, 10, largest egg (goose egg). (Baltimore Sun Staff Photographer William L. Klender)
Children run to find eggs during an Easter event in Patterson Park in 1956.
Joseph Vallegant makes Easter candies at the Belvedere Hotel in 1952. (A. Aubrey Bodine/The Baltimore Sun)
Jim Stack, dressed as the Easter Bunny, greets 7-year-old Ida Ruth and 2-year-old Neil Potter during an Easter egg hunt at Patterson Park in 1958. (Ellis Malashuk, The Baltimore Sun)
Janice Baer was judged to have the most original Easter bonnet at an Inner Harbor event in 1982. (Lloyd Pearson, The Baltimore Sun)
Children run to find cardboard eggs during an Easter event in Patterson Park in 1962. (Ellis Malashuk, The Baltimore Sun)
Dorothy Reynolds parades her geese, Elvis and Kathy, during an Easter parade on Charles Street in 1974. (Carl D. Harris, The Baltimore Sun)
Louise Johnson shows off her Easter hat during an Easter egg hunt at Mount Vernon Place in 1976. (Karl Harris, The Baltimore Sun)
Easter candy from 1978. (Baltimore Sun Photo)
Frank and Jean Rick take part in an Easter Egg hunt in Patterson Park in 1951. (Albert D. Cochran, The Baltimore Sun)
A costumed Easter bunny gives out sweets to children at the Mount Vernon Place Easter Festival in 1976. (Carl Harris, The Baltimore Sun)
Women model their Easter finest in Baltimore in 1909. (Baltimore Sun File Photo)
Worshippers celebrate Easter sunrise services at Municipal Stadium in 1943. (Baltimore Sun File Photo)
A young girl takes part in a Baltimore area Easter egg hunt in 1988. (The Baltimore Sun)
Young girls show off Easter fashion in this undated photo. (Baltimore Sun File Photo)
Charles Richards (left), Ruth Ann Norris, Samuel H. Gressitt, Thelma Riddle, A.C. Sanders Jr., Betty Damm and Jack Lauber take part in a Passion Play as part of Easter services in 1951. (Alex Malashuk, The Baltimore Sun)
Rae McClellan of Edmonson Village won the Easter Bonnet Contest in the Inner Harbor in 1979. (Baltimore Sun File Photo)
Ruth Ann Murphy has her corsage adjusted by William R. McClayton during an Easter parade on Charles Street in 1947 . (W.M. Klender, The Baltimore Sun)
Worshippers celebrate Easter sunrise services at Municipal Stadium in 1939. (Baltimore Sun File Photo)
Rose Lubowicki (center), Phil Cooper (right) and a friend walk down Charles Street near Wyman Park in 1985. (Paul Hutchins, The Baltimore Sun)
Bebbe George decorates a 75-pound Easter egg in 1948. (A Aurbey Bodine, The Baltimore Sun)
Worshipper attend services at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral in 1980. (Weyman Swagger, The Baltimore Sun)