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"The Talented Sketch Class"

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In the early 19th century girls were often taught to sew and draw as part of their schooling. As co-education opened up more academic subjects to women, they spent less and less time on the applied arts. Middle and upper class girls began to take drawing lessons in their communities. In this case, young ladies in Deerfield were being instructed by August Vincent Tack, a talented portrait painter who would make a name for himself nationally.


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