March 15, 2008 – May 15, 2008
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, Florida.
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. 1845–1855, 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 VHS from astronaut Leland D. Melvin during his visit to the VHS 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.