The image of a witch flying on a broom has come to symbolize the city of Salem, but few know that it originated within the House of the Seven Gables. The mansion’s last residents, the Uptons, began touring Hawthorne fans through the house in the late 1800s. A daughter of the family, Ida Upton, sold hand-painted “witch cups” and “witch plates” to tourists that were decorated with the earliest rendition of this classic witch on a broom image. Her design has inspired countless variations over the last century.
This spacious Teaching Fine Witches tote bag is perfect for everyday use, providing ample room for books, notebooks, tablets, or even groceries. It features the House of the Seven Gables’ exclusive design, “Teaching Fine Witches Since 1692,” with the silhouette of a witch riding across the night sky on a broom. The side of the bag has an exterior pocket for your phone or water bottle, and the two interior pockets are perfect for keeping your smaller belongings organized.