Posts Tagged ‘ice skating in the 19th century’

“Central Park Winter”

November 25, 2009

Charles Parsons painted these ice skaters in 1862, during the park’s infancy. Ice skating was quite a fad among middle- and upper-class New Yorkers at the time. Even the little dog on the right is getting into it.

Later this painting was made into a lithograph by Currier & Ives.