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About this painting

Portrait by unknown artist, c. 1780. Original in the Newport Historical Society.

Date created
c. 1780
License
This work is believed to be in the public domain. Users are advised to make their own copyright assessment and to understand their rights to fair use.
Source
Original image housed by PBS

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  • Revolutionary North Carolina: Primary sources and readings explore North Carolina in the era of the American Revolution. Topics include the Regulators, the resistance to Great Britain, the War for Indpendence, and the creation of new governments. (Page 3.4)

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  • See our collection of articles on visual literacy for ideas on using photographs meaningfully in the classroom.
portrait of a black sailor

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This African American sailor, whose portrait here was painted during the American Revolution, wears the uniform of a sailor in the navy rather than of one on a private ship.