The Winthrop Society: Descendants of the First Families of Massachusetts Bay

 
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Personal art in 17th-century America was not especially common, and surviving works are rarer still. However, the people of Massachusetts Bay and the other New England colonies took care to preserve the memories of many of its more prominent leaders, many of whose portraits still survive to this day.


THE CROWN-CHURCH

THE PATRONS and ADVENTURERS

THE CHOSEN LEADERS

THE CLERGY


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