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cmandd's picture
Hi Emily, not sure if you have returned, but this painting is in the parlor, to your left as you enter.
cwollerton's picture
You should check out the recent findings in the S. Pavilion basement. They may make you envious, but they're really, really cool.
acupo8184's picture
Thanks. I helped with the archaeological excavations in 2015 as a field school student. At the time, I was disappointed that we weren't finding ANYTHING in our excavations of the stable yard. Our supervisors kept telling us, "It's o.k. Zeros are data." I don't think that made us feel much better then, but two years later, it's really cool to see the stables being reconstructed based on what we didn't find.
Sparky0311's picture
Talking about slaves to John Homes Jefferson said, But, as it is, we have the wolf by the ear, and we can neither hold him, nor safely let him go. Justice is in one scale, and self-preservation in the other. I'M pretty sure I know what Jefferson's mind set was when he said this. Jefferson was ahead of his time and knew what he was talking about. I'M related to Jefferson by blood as well. Many years ago I wrote a poem on the subject of slavery. Long before I knew much at all about Jefferson. It's called ( In Skin's So White ) I wonder if the South had won the war, Between the states a bloodbath cure. Men who fell in skin so white, To free the Negro in his plight. In after math of smoke and death, Removed for ever the devils breath. But if these men in skins so white, Could see the future in hind sight. Would he think he was wrong, Or think he was right, For his life he gave for the black mans plight. By George Washington Sparks
cagrikanverer's picture
Wow marilyn monroe on monticello is just great. I'm hoping that there's a photo of her on monticello.
Cagri Kanver

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