s.h.e.g. - The Salem witch trials (1692)
"What caused the salem witch crisis of 1692?"
Between 1692 and 1693, in the village of Salem, Massachusetts, more than 200 people were accused of practicing witchcraft—the Devil's magic— and 20 people were executed. Eventually, the colony admitted the trials were a mistake and compensated the families of those convicted. But was it really a hysteria about witches in their midst? Or were other motivating factors involved?
"Examination of a Witch"- The painting depicts officials looking for the “devil’s mark” on the body of a young girl accused of witchcraft.