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his category includes articles on silhouettes. Two types of silhouettes from Monticello survive today: those that were cut by anonymous hands, some possibly taken at Monticello using a camera obscura, and those that were the product of Charles Willson Peale or his children. Silhouettes provided striking likenesses and were easily transmitted through the mail, making them popular remembrances exchanged between family members.


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