Clark and Lewis portraits
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Portrait paintings of Lewis and Clark. Left: William Clark by Charles Willson Peale, from life, 1807-1808; Right: Meriwether Lewis by Charles Willson Peale, from life, 1807.

Credit: Courtesy Independence National Historical Park

In 1807 Charles Willson Peale painted these portraits of the celebrated explorers to add to the collection of paintings of great Americans he displayed in his Philadelphia museum. William Clark is on the left, and Meriwether Lewis on the right.

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