The image shows a number
of interesting scenes of New York City's Central Park in the winter of 1864.
The central image shows a wonderful scene of the the people of New York
enjoying a day of ice skating in Central Park. It shows a gentleman
wearing skates tipping his hat to the ladies. A sign reads "Danger"
over a crack in the ice. Another man is faring less well, and has
fallen on his back. In the background are a number of people skating
effortlessly across the pond.
The upper left inset image
shows an image of the Large Pond in Central Park, and shows people skating.
The central left image shows a lady and a gentleman enjoying an evening
sleigh ride through the park. The lower left inset shows a family
enjoying refreshments, including Hot Coffee. The lower center drawing
shows a number of horse drawn sleighs skimming through the park. The
lower right picture shows people inside warming themselves beside a wood
The image in the center
right shows a young man and beautiful woman enjoying a horse back ride
through Central Park. The upper right image is labeled "The New York Skating
Club, and shows a number of people skating.
The upper central images
are perhaps most interesting of all. Thomas Nast was responsible for
developing the popular image of "Jack Frost", and this is one of his
earliest drawings of Jack Frost. The upper central image shows a drawing of
This is an amazing
illustration, filled with interesting information on the history of Central
Park in winter.