Executed in 1766, during one of Adams' visits to Salem, this is the only portrait depicting Adams during his years at the bar when, according to his own later description he looked “like a short, thick, fat Archbishop of Canterbury.” See 1 JA, Diary and Autobiography
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Courtesy of the Massachusetts Historical Society.
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2007.