This image was published in Harper’s Weekly on the 24th of December, 1892. Showing US troops, it is an illustration by Frederic Remington titled: “Roasting the Christmas Beef in a Cavalry Camp”.
The production was based on a 16th century legend of the elopement of Dorothy Vernon, the heiress of Haddon Hall, and John Manners. However the setting of the story was changed to the 17th century.
In the first performance the roles of Vernon and Manners were played by Lucille Hill and Courtice Pounds.
Haddon Hall circa 1890
Haddon Hall is an English country house in Derbyshire, and is one of the seats of the Duke of Rutland. These days it is used in film adaptations of Jane Eyre.
Women in Connemara in the west of Ireland wash clothes in this photograph taken by Major Ruttledge-Fair in 1892.
Major Ruttledge-Fair documented life in Connemara in western Ireland towards the end of the nineteenth century. This picture is of young boys standing outside their schoolhouse in 1892.
On the 9th of June, 1892 a passenger train overran signals at Esholt Junction, Yorkshire and collided with another. Five people were killed in the crash, and thirty were injured.