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Inquiry Question

Historical Context



Drawing 1
Drawing 2 & Photo 1
Cartoon 1


Table of

Visual Evidence

Photo 2: Entrance Hall, Lindenwald.

[Graphic] Photo 2 with link to higher quality photo. (Martin Van Buren National Historic Site)

This photo shows the imported French wallpaper panels mentioned in Reading 3. The paper was very costly, and it immediately showed visitors the owner's good taste to appreciate French designs, which were considered the best in the world.

1. What types of scenes are depicted in the wallpaper?

2. Van Buren used this pattern in his home after seeing a similar paper at Andrew Jackson's estate, the Hermitage. What does this suggest about the way the two men related to each other?

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