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Court record of testimony at the Salem witch trials, 1692

Court record of testimony at the Salem witch trials, 1692



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Court record of testimony at the Salem witch trials, 1692

Record of Titubas testimony at the Salem witchcraft trials, 1690s.
Halftone reproduction with a watercolor wash

North Wind Picture Archives brings history to life with stock images and hand-colored illustrations

Media ID 5877938

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1600s 1690s 1692 17th Century Artifact Colonial Colony Document English English Colony Evil Evil Spirits Hand Writing Manuscript Massachusetts Massachusetts Bay Colony New England Page Persecution Prejudice Puritan Religion Salem Salem Village Salem Witch Trial Salem Witchcraft Spirit Possession Witch Witchcraft Witness Record Testimony


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This vintage print transports us back to the dark era of the Salem witch trials in 1692. The photo showcases a court record, meticulously handwritten and preserved over centuries, capturing Tituba's testimony during these infamous trials. The halftone reproduction with a watercolor wash adds an artistic touch, enhancing its historical significance. The image evokes a sense of heritage and tradition as we delve into America's colonial past. It serves as a haunting reminder of the persecution that plagued Massachusetts Bay Colony during this time, driven by religious fervor and fear of evil spirits. The hand-written document symbolizes the power it held over people's lives - their words becoming evidence that could condemn or exonerate. As we gaze upon this artifact, prejudice and injustice come to mind; innocent lives were lost due to mass hysteria and unfounded accusations. This photograph invites us to reflect on our history while reminding us of the dangers associated with blind faith. With its rich English colonial background, Salem Village emerges as the focal point where spirit possession was believed to have taken hold. This court record stands as one among many pages documenting this dark chapter in North American history. Intriguingly eerie yet undeniably significant, this print offers viewers an opportunity to connect with our collective past and learn from it – ensuring such persecution remains confined within the annals of history rather than repeated in our present day society.

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