These photos are from a Life magazine article dating 1939 which included a few lines on how toys were becoming more and popular as Easter presents, and also a little bit about why rabbits are associated with Easter.
Here’s a selection of Easter egg decorating kits from the 1980’s, featuring Rainbow Brite, Hugga Bunch, Care Bears, Barbie and more!
“For the gayest Easter eggs!” These two adverts for food colourings are from 1958 & 1963.
“Bunnygrams for children… Easter wires for grownups!” These Western Union Easter telegram adverts are from 1947-1959. The Bunnygrams were signed by Peter Rabbit.
These images are from an article in Life magazine of an Easter Party held by Glen Taylor School, Walnut Creek, California in 1949. I love the dancing eggs!
“The sweetest parade you’ll ever see!” These ads for Brach’s Easter sweets are dated between 1960-67.
“Duke…It’s bold! It’s natural!”These ads for men’s hair styling product “Duke” ran each week between April and July 1972 in Jet magazine.