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View Resource American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life, 1765-1915

American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life, 1765-1915 presents the history of American vernacular painting from the Colonial era until the early 20th century. Most of the pictures in the earliest section, "Inventing American Stories, 1765-1830", are portraits of individuals or family groups, reflecting the taste of the time for commissioned portraits. But, there are a few scenes showing larger...

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