Our exclusive Observations Devils print features a reproduction of the frontispiece of Observations upon the Nature, the Number, and the Operations of the Devils, 1693, by Cotton Mather (1663-1728). Produced to accompany the exhibition The Salem Witch Trials: Reckoning & Reclaiming.
The Salem Witch Trials: Reckoning and Reclaiming (October 7, 2022 - January 22, 2023) explores how, even after 300 years, Salem’s witch trials remain a defining example of intolerance and injustice in American history. The extraordinary events of 1692-3 led to the deaths of 25 innocent people, the vast majority of whom were women. The exhibition includes tangible fragments from the past that illuminate the real lives of Salem’s residents: those accused of witchcraft, their accusers, and those who defended them against legal charges, risking their own lives and reputations in the process.