Some examples of “early amusements” from Smith’s History of Peterborough (1876):
Guest artist Chris depicts the arrival of new technology around 1765-1770, thanks to the efforts of Mrs. William Smith:
Peterborough resident Liam draws a practical joke from the French-Indian War era:
Guest cartoonist Bea Reel drew this page from Griffin’s History of Keene, NH during our recent FAMILY COMICS WORKSHOP at Keene Public Library:
1861: In its official report, the Henniker School Committee proceeds to excoriate parents & dispense vocational advice:
Just when you thought you’d heard every variation on these bear hunting stories… Jacob Bump to the rescue!
What a difference a century of Holy Sundays can make!
GUN SAFETY IN THE 1770s: If you come to visit, DON’T take that shortcut through the cornfield…
Here’s one from the COMICS WORKSHOP archives — an old mini-comic by Emma (grade 4) starring the only NH woman ever to be convicted of witchcraft:
No sense complaining about the food…
If I’ve learned one thing from reading old hunting stories, it’s this: These guys were HUNGRY.
Early settlers in Henniker come up with an efficient way to reduce a predator population.