Thomas Mifflin (youth), by Benjamin West, 1758.
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Formal painting of Mifflin as a teenager

Credit: Courtesy of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania Collection, Atwater Kent Museum of Philadelphia

Benjamin West was in his early twenties when he painted this portrait of Thomas Mifflin, then only 14 or 15. Mifflin would go on to become a general during the War for Independence and governor of Pennsylvania between 1790 and 1799.

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