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Group Dynamics: Family Portraits and Scenes of Everyday Life at the New-York Historical Society

May 05, 2006 - September 17, 2006

This exhibition explores the evolution of American images, with 90 spectacular works ranging from colonial era masterpieces to souvenir tintypes and daguerreotypes. Group Dynamics explores the significance of setting, fashion, pose and social/family status, providing visitors with an extraordinary visual narrative of American life.

John Durand, The Rapalje Children, 1768. Oil on canvas. New-York Historical Society, Gift of Mrs. Eliza J. Watson in memory of her husband, John Jay Watson, 1946.201

Creative: Tronvig Group