Tag: snapdragon

Playing with fire

by on Dec.19, 2012, under Blog posts

Why would anyone play with fire, especially at Christmas time?  I’m at Romancing the Past today, taking a brief look at the old parlor game known as snap-dragon.

1889 illustration of the game of Snap-dragon

This 1889 depiction of Snapdragon by Gabriel Nicolet (1856-1921) illustrates the spectacle (and perhaps the danger) of the game.

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