The Many Images of Ethan Allen
Who is the real Ethan Allen?
Historians do not know what Ethan Allen looked like. No image of him was made while he was alive. Since his death, many artists have drawn pictures of him. Some have made sculptures of him.
Look at the different pictures. Is Ethan Allen shown as a farmer, a soldier, or a leader? Think about the choices the artists made as they created an image of Ethan Allen.
Thinking About History
Historians ask questions to think deeply about history.
What do you think the real Ethan Allen looked like?
Why does art from different time periods look different?
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Vermont Historical Society. "The Many Images of Ethan Allen." Vermont History Explorer. Accessed April 14, 2021. https://vermonthistoryexplorer.org/images-of-ethan-allen