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Short “Freake” Paper: Read the assigned essay ” The Seventeenth-Century New Eng
Short “Freake” Paper: Read the assigned essay " The Seventeenth-Century New England Mercantile Image: Social Content and Style in the Freake Portraits" by Wayne Craven (attached). Briefly convey the specific identity of the Freakes in terms of status and class. Then find a contemporary (late 20th-21st century) "portrait". This can be in any medium--photography, computer generated image, or traditional painting, etc. It can be fine or “commercial art.” Finally, write a 3-4 page typed paper comparing the Freake's portrait (either that of John or that of Elizabeth/Baby Mary) to your contemporary image. Provide a photo of your chosen “portrait.” How is status, class, and identity conveyed to the viewer in each? How do you know/"read" your individual's identity even if you do not know them or know of them personally? What does this say about the power of image? (grittonarts.org). Papers must be in 12pt Times Roman font, double-space with documentation of sources using Chicago or MLA format and uploaded to Canvas as a Word .doc by Sept. 2 (end of day). Be prepared to discuss your selected “portrait” in class. Note: I have also attached 2 pages from our textbook that discuss the Freake portraits.

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