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Image for Winter Pastime

Winter Pastime

Ice skating was a popular recreational activity in both the country and in the city. This image, Winter Pastime, promoted the fresh air and outdoor activity associated with country life. Several other prints were created by Currier & Ives which show urban skating scenes as well. Several of the skaters on the pond in this scene hold hands and converse while others look on. In the background, there are some children sledding with toboggans, another popular winter activity.

Date: 1855

Artists: Nathaniel Currier
Medium: Hand-colored lithograph
Measurements: 18 x 14 inches
Access Number: 2004-D03-290
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds

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