About 12 years ago in Charleston, SC, I found a delightful picture of (obviously) JOHN ALDEN & PRISCILLA MULLINS. The Mayflower ship is portrayed in the background. Priscilla is looking (longingly) at John - who is holding in his left hand a rifle. (Butt of rifle is solidly on the ground.)
It is a very romanticized piece with pink, white, and light blue sky, lots of water, and beautifully drawn and painted greenery and landscaping.
Their clothing is interestingly portrayed.Priscilla is wearing a long white "apron" almost covering a reddish-brown dress.She is wearing a matching head covering. John Alden is wearing a dark suit with a large white collar.In his right hand he is holding a dark hat with a medium brown band around the crown.
This picture is painted in gorgeous colors/it is probably a print/but extremely well-done.I was fasinated by it when I first saw it - and still am.The pastel quality is striking.
About 10 years ago, I made close-up color photos of it and sent same to The Pilgrim Society in Mass. as well as to the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. - hoping someone at one (or both) of these facilities might be able to identify this likeness. (Neither were.)
Perhaps there may be descendants of ALDEN & MULLINS who are more knowledgeable than I - who may be aware of this picture.I am NOT a descendant of theirs unless there is a Warren-Doty connection.(Josiah Warren & Nancy Doty.)
This picture has, I am sure, little monetary value.I treasure it only because of its historical charm.
I would love to know if anyone has any information regarding this ALDEN-MULLINS depiction - such as when it may have been painted and by whom, etc.