November 15, 2008 – January 15, 2009
One cattle horn used by James Parrish Sykes (1817?1870), Captain in the 42d Regiment of the 11th Brigade and 1st Division of the Virginia Militia. Gift of Thomas B. Bennett, Jr., Leesburg, Fla.
Diploma awarded to Bertie Lee Hamlette (Jeffress) from the Thyne Institute, May 18, 1923, Chase City. Gift of her five children: Joy Jeffress Franklin, Fay Jeffress Davis, Mildred Jeffress Berry, Bertie Jeffress Powell, and Conway A. Jeffress, Jr.
Powder flask manufactured by the American Flask & Cap Co., New Haven, Conn., model number 990. Gift of Elizabeth H. Wagner, Richmond.
Army Song Book, 1941, and card with Nenette and Rin-tin-tin wool figures. Gift of Dottie and André Nielsen, Richmond.
Photographic prints of nurses, newspaper clippings, and a Manual of Hospital Procedures from Grace Hospital in Richmond. Gift of the Grace Hospital Alumnae Association.
Photogravure from the original picture of General Lafayette at Yorktown attended by James Lafayette (by Jean-Baptiste Le Paon, 1783), enhanced by hand-coloring, the addition of engraved vignettes of George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, and embellished with watercolor renderings of the crossed flags of the United States and the French Republic, published for the centenary of the American Revolution by H. Figuet, Paris, c. 1875. Purchase. Carrie Wheeler Buck Fund.
Silver pitcher inscribed to Maurice M. Lynch of Winchester, 14 May 1931. Gift of Lillian S. Duffey, Richmond.
Empire chair, early 1800s, used at the Executive Mansion in Richmond by the family of Governor William Mann (1910?1914). Gift of Frederick B. Wayne, Richmond.
One sofa, c. 1845–55, from the Conway family of Mount Scion, the home of President James Madison’s mother. Attributed to Green Brothers of Alexandria. Gift of Helen H. Reed, Great Falls.
One large black and white photograph “Home Portrait” of Minnie Eagle Askew (Mrs. James Brasington Askew) and her daughter, Elizabeth (Beth) Engle Askew taken on 8 April 1946 by Dementi Studio with accompanying 8 x 10 photograph showing the above portrait on display in one of the Grace Street windows of Miller & Rhoads prior to Mother’s Day, 1946. Gift of Elizabeth Engle Askew, Nellysford.
One autographed photograph inscribed to the Virginia Historical Society from astronaut Leland D. Melvin during his visit to the society on 4 April 2008. Gift of Leland D. Melvin.
One photograph of the baseball team of Company I, 4th Virginia Regiment, United States Volunteers (from Franklin, Southampton County), Spanish-American War, probably 1898; one photograph of Company D (the Peninsula Guards), 4th Virginia Volunteer Regiment, United States Volunteers "Off to the Front May 20th 1898"; one felt football letter, Chester High School, 1939. Purchase. Elis Olsson Memorial Foundation Fund.
One gold memory chain that belonged to LaSalle "Sallie" Corbell Pickett. Gift of Suzanne Pickett Zbar, Garrett Park, Md.
One bamboo cane with gold handle and one gold pocket watch, both given to Nelson Hill Hotchkiss in gratitude for trips he organized and led in the South for northern editors in 1871 and of southern editors to the North in 1872. Gift of Henry Stuart Hotchkiss, Washington, D.C.
One daguerreotype of Frederick William Hanewinckel, one daguerreotype of an unidentified woman (possibly Mrs. Frederick William Hanewinckel), and one hand colored ambrotype of Bishop Thomas Atkinson’s son, Thomas IV. Gift of Mrs. Joseph
Bryan III, Monkton, Md.
Unmarked silver goblet inscribed "Capt. G. D. McIntosh [should be D. G.]/from/The Members of Co. B/1st Regt. S.C. Vols./July 3rd/1861." Probably the goblet was bought in Richmond and presented to McIntosh at the disbandment of the regiment with the end of the soldiers’ ninety-day enlistments. Gift of Mrs. Joseph Bryan, III, Monkton, Md.
One silver ladle marked “R & POTTER” and “NORFOLK,” c. 1820. Purchase. James H. Willcox, Jr. Fund.
Four color film positives of civil rights demonstrators in Danville, 1963, by Ray E. Ricketts, photographer for Danville Register. Gift of Ray E. Ricketts, Richmond.
One baseball jersey with felt letters “Franklin” stitched to the front and “G. H. Steinhardt & Co., Inc. Hardware” stitched to the back, c. 1940s. Purchase. Elis Olsson Memorial Foundation Fund.
Paintings, drawings, and sketchbooks by Julia Anne (Morrison) Blount (1831?1877), Helen (Mahood) McGehee (1892?1980), Rafael Alfonso Umaña Mendez, and Sallie Lee Mahood (1864?1953); photograph albums from the Mahood and McGehee families. Gift of Helen McGehee Umaña, Lynchburg.
One oil on canvas portrait of Julia Mahood (daughter of Sallie Lee Mahood) painted by her niece Helen Mahood McGehee (1892?1980). Gift of Stuart Coleman, Washington, D.C.
Eight photographic prints of Epps & Snider Company, Bookbinders, Richmond. Purchase. Betty Sams Christian Business History Fund.
One silver soup ladle made by N. W. Smith, Wheeling & Clarksburg [now W.Va.]. Purchase. James H. Willcox, Jr. Fund.
Eighty-three pieces of Virginia silver: serving spoon marked "Myers and Janke" for Solomon Myers and Alfred Janke; serving spoon marked "M. L. Gretter" for Michael marked "Mitchell & Tyler"; dinner fork marked "Mitchell & Tyler"; dessert spoon marked "Mitchell & Tyler"; teaspoon marked "John H. Tyler & Co."; serving spoon marked "Mitchell & Tyler"; gravy ladle marked "Mitchell & Tyler"; salt spoon marked "John H. Tyler & Co."; master butter knife marked "Mitchell & Tyler"; sugar tongs marked "W&GR" for brothers William and George Richardson, Richmond; sugar tongs marked "Freeman" for Joseph M. Freeman; master butter knife marked "Sterling" and "C. F. Greenwood & Bro." for Charles F. Greenwood; serving spoon marked "Minton & Meyer" and "Norfolk" for Joseph B. Minton and Gotlieb A. Mayer; dessert spoon marked "C. Branda" and "Norfolk" for Charles Branda; serving spoon marked "J. Andrews" for Jeremiah Andrews; sauce ladle marked "J. Clarico" for Joseph Clarico, Norfolk; serving spoon marked "J. Clarico" for Joseph Clarico; teaspoon marked "C. Davidson" in a rectangle for Charles Davidson; teaspoon marked "J.O." for John Oglier; punch ladle marked twice "L. Pagaud" for Lewis Pagaud; creamer marked "I. Adam" for John Adam, Alexandria; sugar tongs marked "IA" for either James Adam or John Adam; beaker marked "JA" for James Adam; sugar spoon marked "W. W. Adam" for William Wallace Adam; teaspoon marked "B. Barton" for Benjamin Barton, Jr., Alexandria; cream ladle marked "C. A. Burnett" for Charles A. Burnett; dessert spoon marked "A. Lynn" for Adam Lynn; serving spoon marked "J. Gaither" for John Gaither; teaspoon marked "J. B. Greene" for Josiah B. Greene or (Green); sugar tongs marked "S. Toomer," Portsmouth; serving spoon marked "JG" for James Gaskins of Portsmouth; punch ladle marked twice "I. G" for James Geddy (1731–1807) of Williamsburg and Petersburg; serving spoon marked "Nowlan & Young" for Thomas Nowlan and J.T. Young; serving spoon marked "Bennett & Thomas" for John Bennett and Ebenezer Thomas; salt spoon marked "Lumsden and Short" for Charles Lumsden with Short; dessert spoon marked "AW" in a rectangle for Andrew White; teaspoon marked "J. Withers" for John Withers; egg spoon marked "J. B. Cooke" for John B. Cooke; two serving spoons marked "T. W. Bell" for Thomas W. Bell; gravy ladle marked "I. Duffel" for James Duffel; serving spoon marked "Silverthorn & Clift" for Henry Silverthorn and Josiah Clift; teaspoon marked “Brown” for Edward Brown; sugar tongs marked "Watson" with eagles for Joseph H. Watson; teaspoon marked "J. W. Watson" with a star for Joseph H. Watson; mustard ladle marked "J. Mytinger" for Jacob Mytinger; teaspoon marked "B. Moss" with an "eagle" for Barnet Moss; teaspoon marked "Campbell" and "Polk" in serrated rectangle for Thomas Boyle Campbell and Robert Issac Watts Polk; teaspoon marked "TP" for Thomas Purse; dessert spoon marked "Wm. Cox Fredg" with an eagle; dessert spoon marked "W. J. Moon", "coin," and "horse and chevron" for William J. Moon, a retailer; teaspoon marked "S. Roberts" for Samuel Roberts; two teaspoons marked "J. P" for John Patterson; Lexington serving spoon marked "Wright" for James B. Wright; Harrisonburg teaspoon marked "J. W. Bear" for Jehu W. Bear; Harrisonburg serving spoon marked "G. O. Conrad" for George O. Conrad, the retailer, and "W & H" for Wood & Hughes, the NYC manufacturer; Danville dessert spoon marked "Paxton" for John W. Paxton; Fincastle serving spoon marked "Jno. Welch" for John Welch; Williamsburg Candle snuffer marked "deM" for William L. DeMatteo who was the master silversmith during the mid-twentieth century for Colonial Williamsburg; Mecklenburg County teaspoon marked John Winckler, Jr.; Wheeling teaspoon marked "J. Bishop" and "Wheeling"; Wheeling teaspoon marked "Stocking" for Philo W. Stocking; Martinsburg teaspoon marked "Y&B" in script and in a rectangle for the partnership of Young & Bockius; Charles Town serving spoon marked "S. Young" for Samuel Young; Charles Town teaspoon marked "S. Young" for Samuel Young; Shepherdstown serving spoon marked "M. S. Brown & Co." for Martin S. Brown; Shepherdstown serving spoon marked "E. J. Posey" for Frederick J. Posey; Shepherdstown serving spoon marked "I. B. Woltz" with an eagle for John Woltz; Shepherdstown knife marked "J. F. Posey", "coin" with a chevron and horse head for Frederick J. Posey; Harpers Ferry serving spoon marked "M. Melhorn" for Michael Melhorn; Jefferson County teaspoon marked "Jef Co. Agl. Soy." as the makers mark for Jefferson County Agricultural Society; also one china tea bowl and saucer, mid-1700s. Gift of James H. Willcox, Jr., Hopewell.
One chest of drawers made in Petersburg, c. 1800; five pieces of Ostrow China made by Hopewell China Company in the "Princess Anne Golden Dusk" pattern; one serving plate marked Hopewell China. Estate of James H. Willcox, Jr.
One oil on canvas portrait of R. A. Cauthorne painted by David Silvette, 1952. Gift of Raymond B. Wallace, Jr.
Three oil on canvas portraits from the Westover/Brandon portrait collection: William Fitzhugh painted by John Hesselius; Charles Boyle, 4th Earl of Orrery painted by Charles Bridges; Sir Charles Wager (artist unknown). Gift of Augusta Harrison Dunstan from the estate of her mother, Mrs. George Evelyn Harrison.
Four painted window shades from Berry Plain in King George County, sold to John F. Dickinson in 1847 by Richmond dealers, Doggett & Anderson. Gift of Thomas R. and Joan B. Poland, Dogue.
One photographic print by H. C. Mann that shows Red Cross volunteers in a work room at Smith & Welton department store in Norfolk during World War I. Gift of Sarah V. Stanley, Baltimore, Md.
Two signs from J. P. Crowder's Deli, Richmond. Gift of Christine W. Banks, Richmond.
One pair of andirons, crude and probably locally made, recovered from the overseer’s house at Edmundsbury, the Edmund Pendleton plantation near Sparta, Caroline County. Probably late eighteenth or early nineteenth century; One oil lamp that clips onto a miner’s cap. No provenance. Gift of Herbert R. Collins, Milford.
One accordion, English manufacture, purchased by Rev. William Harris of Bedford County and given to Sarah C. (Harris) Agee. Gift of James Burch, St. Louis, Mo.
One tintype photograph of two baseball players wearing 'G-Ville' (Gordonsville) uniform, c. 1870; "Base Ball Game" broadside (Millwood/Berryville vs. Winchester), c. 1890–1895; one photo postcard of the USS Virginia baseball team at Guantanamo Bay, 1912; one color postcard of a baseball game at the Naval Operating Base, Hampton, c. WWI; scorebook of games held at Byrd Park kept by Oscar B. Eddleton, 1949; baseball programs from Virginia professional teams, 1963–98; 1945 scorecard and 1950s card of Virginia native Granville "Granny" Hamner, Philadelphia Phillies; vintage baseball cards of Virginia players as professionals; Richmond Braves baseball cards from final 2008 season. Purchase. Elis Olsson Memorial Foundation Fund and James H. Willcox, Jr. Fund.
One pitcher decorated in bas-relief with the death of Col. Elmer Ellsworth; one watercolor portrait of J. E. B. Stuart; and one Prattware pot lid decorated with an illustration of Prince Albert, the Prince of Wales, visiting Washington's tomb. Purchase. Elis Olsson Memorial Foundation Fund.
Three oil on canvas portraits: Ira Thomas Hurt, age 5; Phoebe Carter by B. M. Ewing, June 1836; James Carter by B. M. Ewing, June 1836. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Louthan, McLean.
One leather key basket, possibly slave-made, from Springfield in Clarke County, c. 1850. Gift of Anne Nottingham Pearson, Indianapolis, Ind.
One carte-de-visite photograph of Helen Brown "Brownie" Gerrish, taken in the Chincha Islands, 16 February 1864. Gift of Hazel Standeven, Scio, Or.
One adding machine with stand; one poster from the Federal Deposit Insurance Company; one card from the Richmond Bank and Trust Company. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. W. Rush Loving, Jr., in memory of John E. Norvell, Jr.
Two baseball uniforms worn by Ray Wilson Clarke while in the U.S. Army and as an employee of Hajoca, c. 1915. Gift of Charles Moncure, Richmond.
One album containing photographs of Old Laburnum by Heustis Cook and individual photographs by Cooke and others; one photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bryan, their driver, Archer, and horses King Pippin and Lady Gray, c. 1901; one photograph of Mrs. Joseph Bryan, Archer, possibly Lewis Ginter, and others posed in front of a Piedmont railroad car; one photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bryan and sons, 1892. Purchase. Frank E. Byram Memorial Fund.
Coin silver beaker by William Cowan, Richmond and Fredericksburg, early nineteenth century. Purchase. James H. Willcox, Jr. Fund.
One pump organ manufactured by W. W. Putnam & Co., Staunton, c. late nineteenth or early twentieth century. Gift of Anne Elliot, Roanoke.