March 15, 2006 – May 15, 2006
World War II recruiting poster, 1941–42, with portrait of Robert E. Lee, reading "I fought/for/Virginia/now/it's your/turn!/Join The/Lee Navy Volunteers." Purchase. Paul Mellon Fund.
Oil on canvas portrait of unidentified woman, by Cephas Thompson, c. 1809. Gift of Mrs. William M. B. Fleming, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.
Virginia business items: large glass Planters Peanuts jar with molded peanuts on side and top; Comb honey can of A. J. Zastrow [Co.], Spout Spring, Va.; cast iron cake mold made at McWare Foundry, Lynchburg. Gift of Lila Ware Palmer, Richmond.
Eight flags used at pre-World War II automobile races at the Virginia State Fairgrounds, Richmond. Purchase.
Doll bed and bureau with mirror, made by Henry Lee Richardson (1873–1942) of Pittsylvania County and Danville, c. 1930, for his daughter, Amanda Gloria Richardson Motley (1926–2003). Gift of Bill and Merle Wysor, Kernersville, NC.