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This picture shows a good example of early 19th century men's fashion. Mr. Stearns wears a white shirt with the collar turned up (and heavily starched) and around his collar he wears a white "stock". This one has ruffles attached and is for more formal wear. His hairstyle is typical of the time period as well, with long sideburns and the front combed back. Most men of his time were clean-shaven. Having one's picture painted was special and expensive so one usually put on his or her best clothing for the occasion.


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Silhouette of John Foster Stearns (1788-1872)

creator   Unidentified
date   1816
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
height (framed)   5.75"
width (framed)   4.62"
process/materials   paper, watercolor, graphite, ink
item type   Art/Silhouette
accession #   #N.220

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