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Back in the 1920s, when the nascent Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation (my current employer, now...More >>
In February, we discussed recently unveiled murals of Monticello and Mount Vernon by artist Kerry...More >>
Two articles with TJ/Monticello content in the latest issue of Early American Life : "The Faces of a Generation," by Audrey J. Wolfe, about sculptor John Browere (who did a near-deadly life mask of Jefferson - there's a rather horrifying description of the proceedings by granddaughter Virginia here )More >>
It would be gilding the lily somewhat for me to try to talk too much about this, so I'll just say...More >>
In her latest piece for the New York Times , Maira Kalman presents a moving and funny homage to...More >>
The 2008 issue of Furniture History: The Journal of the Furniture History Society is All John Soane...More >>
This month's Magazine Antiques features an article by Cybèle Gontar on Campeachy (Campeche) chairs - the article is heavy on the TJ content. Campeachy chairs , for those who may be unfamiliar with them, are curious low-slung neo-something pieces of furniture, of which Jefferson was inordinately fond and owned several. Sitting in one shifts your center of gravity in such a way that they are right tricky to get out of.More >>
Recently unveiled murals of Monticello and Mount Vernon at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art...More >>
In the latest issue of Early American Life is an article by once-and-future ICJS fellow Andrea Wulf...More >>
The arrival of our annual issue of the Magazine of Albemarle County History is always eagerly awaited. This year's issue has some special visual goodies: possibly the first photographs ever taken of Monticello, in Antoinette W. Roades' article, "Photographed by William Roads: A Portrait of the Artist Through the Lens of His Work" (35-66 - images of Monticello on page 61). Along with possibly being the First Photos Ever of Monticello, these could also possibly be the Saddest Photos Ever of Monticello - it's looking pretty decrepit at that point in time (late 1860s).More >>



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