Just like illustrations, works of art can show us what things looked like in the past.  But historians should think about both the subject of the art and about the artist.


A portrait of an unknown child with a cat.  This was painted in the Rutland area around 1840.  The artist might have been Aaron Dean Fletcher.


A portrait of Lester, Elsie and Elvira Warren. This was probably painted in 1843. The artist is not known.

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