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Self-Guide/High School: U.S. History–1600 to Gilded Age

At the National Portrait Gallery, we examine portraits as texts filled with visual clues that can lead us toward a richer understanding of the featured individual and his or her era. This guide will help you facilitate “Reading Portraiture” experiences with your students as you explore our American Origins and America’s Presidents exhibitions and consider how portraits tell the story of the United States from 1600 to the Gilded Age. Pick up a map at our Visitor Service desk to get started.

NPG US History 1600-Gilded Age High School Self Guide.pdf >>