icon for Home page
icon for Kid's Home page
icon for Digital Collection
icon for Activities
icon for Turns Exhibit
icon for In the Classroom
icon for Chronologies
icon for My Collection

Online Collection

(c) Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield MA. All rights reserved.
Contact us for information about using this image.

label levels:

Deerfield, Massachusetts, photographers, Mary and Frances Allen, took this picture of the Root family playing croquet on the lawn about 1895. It was customary in the early years of photography and even into the 1920s, to feature the family house, family members, and their most important possessions. In this late-19th century family scene, the four-wheel coach is shown drawn up at the back of the house. The two children play croquet while eight adults look on. First played in Ireland in the 1840s, croquet was a popular outdoor lawn game for families and groups who had the luxury of grassy lawns around their homes.


top of page

Croquet on Roots' Lawn

photographer   Frances and Mary Allen
date   c. 1895
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
item type   Photograph/Photograph
accession #   #1996.14.1891

Look Closer icon My Collection icon Detailed info icon

ecard icon Send an e-Postcard of this object

See Also...

Game of Checkers

Farm House

button for Side by Side Viewingbutton for Glossarybutton for Printing Helpbutton for How to Read Old Documents


Home | Online Collection | Things To Do | Turns Exhibit | Classroom | Chronologies | My Collection
About This Site | Site Index | Site Search | Feedback