Witches of Warboyse Frontispiece to"A Complete History of Magick, Sorcery, and Witchcraft...." (London, 1715) (courtesy of Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA)
Illustration for "Feathertop: A Moralized Legend," opposite p. 253, from Hawthorne's Works, vol. 2
from the 1882 Riverside Press 15 volume edition of Hawthorne's works published by Houghton, Mifflin & Co. in Boston
(courtesy of Halldor F. Utne)
Frontispiece illustration "Several Personages descending toward the Door" by Frank T. Merrill In Colonial Days, in the edition published by L.C. Page & Co. in 1906 (courtesy of Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA)
The gentlemen illustrated here provide a fairly good idea of how Mother Rigby might have decked out her scarecrow, Feathertop, before sending him into town.
This postcard, which purports to be illustrative of the parlor in the House of the Seven Gables could as well be the parlor in which Feathertop courts the infatuated Polly Gookin.]
Salem View, 1839. Looking North on Washington Street from the intersection of Front Street. Engraving from John W. Barber's Historical Collections, 1839, Worcester.
(courtesy of Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA)
John Barber's engraving of a view of Salem catches the flavor of the sort of town Feathertop visited when Mother Rigby sent him into the world to make his fortune.
Mosses From an Old Manse This portrait of Old Mother Rigby from "Feathertop" serves as the frontispiece for the 1893 or 1894 edition of the Henry Altemus publication of Mosses From an Old Manse. (courtesy of Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA)