Which Witch?


How people understand a concept changes over time and according to context. For instance, in 1692 and 1693, during the Salem Witch Trials, participants believed that any human being could strike a deal with devils and become a witch. How did the early colonial view of witches as a clear, present, and danger that could appear in the form of a human change as time went on?

Pictured are four illustrations of witches from different times (available to download on the left). Put them in chronological order, with the oldest illustration at the top.