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        Portrait of Colonial Society | A Biography of America

        During the eighteenth century, affluent merchants and influential politicians often commissioned portraits, which can provide us with a picture of life in the American colonies. What does this this interactive "Image as History" from A Biography of America-- the 1772 portrait by Charles Wilson Peale, "John and Elizabeth Lloyd Cadwalader and Their Daughter Anne"--suggest about late eighteenth century attitudes toward the family?

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