September 15, 2008 – November 15, 2008
Three oil on canvas portraits from the Westover/Brandon portrait collection: William Fitzhugh painted by John Hesselius; Charles Boyle, 4th earl of Orrery painted by Charles Bridges; Sir Charles Wager (artist unknown). Gift of Augusta Harrison Dunstan from the estate of her mother, Mrs. George Evelyn Harrison.
Four painted window shades from Berry Plain in King George County, sold to John F. Dickinson in 1847 by Richmond dealers, Doggett & Anderson. Gift of Thomas R. and Joan B. Poland, Dogue.
One photographic print by H. C. Mann that shows Red Cross volunteers in a work room at Smith & Welton department store in Norfolk during World War I. Gift of Sarah V. Stanley, Baltimore, Maryland.
Two signs from J. P. Crowder's Deli, Richmond. Gift of Christine W. Banks, Richmond.
One pair of andirons, crude and probably locally made, recovered from the overseer's house at Edmundsbury, the Edmund Pendleton plantation near Sparta, Caroline County. Probably late eighteenth or early nineteenth century; One oil lamp that clips onto a miner's cap. No provenance. Gift of Herbert R. Collins, Milford.
One accordion, English manufacture, purchased by the Rev. William Harris of Bedford County, and given to Sarah C. (Harris) Agee. Gift of James Burch, St. Louis, Missouri.
One tintype photograph of two baseball players wearing 'G-Ville'(Gordonsville) uniform, c. 1870; 'Base Ball Game' broadside (Millwood/Berryville vs. Winchester), c. 1890–1895; one photo postcard of the USS Virginia baseball team at Guantanamo Bay, 1912; one color postcard of a baseball game at the Naval Operating Base, Hampton, c. 1917–18; scorebook of games held at Byrd Park kept by Oscar B. Eddleton, 1949; baseball programs from Virginia professional teams, 1963–98; 1945 scorecard and 1950s card of Virginia native Granville 'Granny' Hamner, Philadelphia Phillies; vintage baseball cards of Virginia players as professionals; Richmond Braves baseball cards from final 2008 season. Purchased through the Elis Olsson Memorial Foundation Fund and the James H. Willcox, Jr., Fund.