Eine Geschichte von Croquet & seine Fashions 17C-19C aus Europa und England nach Amerika ( written by Barbara Wells Sarudy )
1650 Peter Lely (English artist, 1618-1680) The Children of the Markgraaf de Trazegnies
1650 ‘The Centre of Love, I the land Decouvert Miscellaneous Emblesmes gallant and jocular’ was first published (by Chez Cupid) c 1650.
The Pall Mall at St James, London, from a 17th century map by Faithhorne
David Johnson (American artist, 1827-1908) Croquet on the Lawn
Winslow Homer (American artist, 1836-1910) Croquet Players
1866 The Game of Croquet Published by Harper’s Weekly. 1866 detail
1870 Croqueting the Rover.
1871 Preparing for Croquet published in Harper’s Weekly, New York, July 22, 1871.
1872 The Last Croquet Game of the Summer published in Harper’s Bazar, New York, Nov. 2, 1872.
1862 John Leech (English artist, 1817-1864) Croquet
1865 John Leech (English artist, 1817-1864) A Nice Game For Two Or More
1867 Philip Hermogenes Calderon (French-born English painter,1833-1898) Resting in the Shade after a game of Croquet
John Sartain (1808-1897) Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), the 18th President of the United States (1869-1877) with his familyLater in 1867, a New York newspaper editorialized, “never in the history of outdoor sports in this country had any game achieved so sudden a popularity with both sexes, but especially with the ladies, as Croquet has.”
1870 The All-England Croquet Club at Wimbledon Ladies Sport Croquet Illustrated London News
The Delaware County Republican newspaper of July 10, 1868. carried an announcement of a variety of wooden croquet sets for sale, “BOX WOOD, Rose Wood, Lignum Vitae, Rock Maple, and less expensive sets of Croquet Games.” By 1869, churches were offering croquet to their guests. The Delaware County American announced on June 2, 1869, next to the Maple Church, “a strawberry and ice cream FESTIVAL, provided and served by ladies…a Concert, Vocal and Instrumental …also, a croquet lawn, with the requisite conveniences.” When the strawberries ripened the following June, the church ladies once again offered their festival including croquet. The popularity of croquet was growing by leaps and bounds in post Civil War America.
1871 Edouard Manet (French painter, 1832-1883) Part of Croquet at Boulogne-sur-Mer
1871 The Illustrated London News Croquet Under Difficulties.
1860s Walking and croquet dress, Le Diable Rose