It is fitting that towards the end of the winter season, we’d select the 19″x19″ oil on board image that Parrish furnished for the cover for Collier’s Magazine for its March 10, 1906 issue, and which carried the simple title Winter. The figure trudging uphill might well be the artist himself, dutifully carrying in provisions for the family up the long driveway from the entrance gate on Freeman Road, where his home ”The Oaks” was located.
Mrs. Parrish was expecting their second child, Maxfield Parrish, Jr. and would not have desired to navigate the still snow covered grounds. Hopes for spring would have definitely been palpable all around their little family. _____________________________________________________________________________________________
Archival Parrish Winter Photos
We thought our readers might enjoy seeing a few old time photos from the Parrish family albums.
Just to demonstrate what winters at the beginning of the 20th century used to be like in upstate New Hampshire, and that Parrish wasn’t exaggerating too much with his painting above.
These and other negatives are now in the permanent collection of the Rauner Library at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire.
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