Peter Parlay’s Annual

Illustrations and extracts from Peter Parlay’s Annual from 1856.

Peter Parley was the nom de plume of Samuel Griswold Goodrich (1793 – 1860) from Ridgefield, CT, USA.

Peter Parley Schoolhouse in Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA, has a Web site.

[picture: The Wassail Bowl]

The Wassail Bowl

A bearded man in a tall hat and cravat, eighteenth or early nineteenth century leggings, and with a garland round his head reclines, one hand raised. Nearby, in the undergrowth and sitting on a rock, a short but well-muscled man, barefoot, naked but for a garland of flowers and leaves round his waist, holds a huge bowl. The small man wears a large [...] [more...]

[picture: Victorian Carol Singers]

Victorian Carol Singers

Three Victorian men are stnading singing Christmas songs; one of them plays the harp. A boy watches, and other figures stand in the background. The dress is from the early Victorian era. [more...]



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