Wishing a happy Easter Monday to those who observe the holiday...

Wishing a happy Easter Monday to those who observe the holiday (and a happy regular Monday to the rest of you!). These circa 1940 photos document the Easter display window and Easter baskets of the E.N. McConnell Restaurant in Wilmington, Delaware.

Edith N. McConnell was a confectioner and caterer in Wilmington, Delaware from the 1920s through the 1950s. Her catering business was located at 841 Market Street under the name "Miss McConnell Caterer, Confectioner." McConnell was the successor to the D.B. Jones Company, a confectionary business begun in 1880.

Hagley Library's Edith N. McConnell business records (Accession 1119) collection consists of consist of a three ledgers, containing business expenses and customer account books dating from 1937 to 1945, and from 1955 to 1956, while our collection of E.N. McConnell Restaurant photographs (Accession 1969.026) consists of 13 photographs, mostly dating from circa 1945, of wedding cakes, table settings, and the interior of her business. Some photographs show members of bridal parties, waiters, and restaurant staff, and a few of the individuals pictured are identified. To view these photographs online now, click here to visit their page in our Digital Archive.