November 15, 2007 – March 15, 2008
One cattle horn made 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, 18 May 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 Rintintin 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. Purchased through the 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.