September 15, 2006 – November 15, 2006
Coin silver punch ladle, c. 1850, retailed by and stamped "J. T. Young" and "Petersburg," also bearing horse head and chevron mark of unknown maker. Gift of Mary Gautreaux, Portland, Or.
Scrapbook, assembled by family members, documenting the life of Clemenceau Givings (1919B1944), a Tuskegee airman who died in aerial combat over Italy. Gift of Francis Foster.
Virginia business history items: Sauer's Extracts oak countertop showcase; City Produce Exchange sign, Harrisonburg, 1908; Snyder's Jewelry electric advertising clock, Harrisonburg; large glass jar embossed "Goober Puffs/Lynchburg Candy Mfg. Company." Museum purchase.
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 Anne McClelland Walke Williamson (1790–1827) by Cephas Thompson, c. 1809. Gift of Mrs. William M. B. Fleming, Kennett Square, Pa.
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, Va.
Eight flags used at pre-World War II automobile races at the Virginia State Fairgrounds, Richmond, Va. 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, N.C.
Large silk flag of the John Marshall High School Cadet Corps, 20th century. Gift of the John Marshall High School Cadet Corps Veterans.
Ca. 1917–18 typed list of signal codes for the U.S.S. Housatonic, a minelayer built at Newport News, Virginia. Purchase. William A. Hagey Fund.
Canvas and wood stretcher stamped "Virginia Volunteers," ca. 1895–1920. Gift of Lori Urso, West Greenwich, R.I.
Section of a large water wheel from a grist mill of Major William Beavers in Pittsylvania County, early 19th century. Gift of Christy L. Hicks of Axton, Robert A. Ricketts of Forest, and Robert D. Ricketts of Danville, Va.
1902 Chandler & Price printing press from Garnett Printing Shop, Richmond; oak type cabinet; furniture (wood block) cabinet; makeup table with stone top; Model V Kelsey press; assorted small tools. Gift of David Clinger, Richmond, Va.
Cast-iron stove by J. J. Loth Stove Company, Waynesboro, Va., patented 1898. Gift of Paul Craun, Findlay, Oh.
Brass plaque reading "IN HONOR/AND/AFFECTIONATE APPRECIATION/OF/ISAAC THALHIMER/WHOSE INTEGRITY/FINE IDEALS/GENEROUS VISION/AND NOBLE CHARACTER/HAVE STAMPED HIM AS/A CITIZEN TO BE ESTEEMED/AND AS A MAN TO BE LOVED/THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY/HIS ASSOCIATES AND CO-WORKERS/ON THE OCCASION OF/HIS 70TH BIRTHDAY/FEBRUARY 18TH 1925"; charcoal portraits of William B. Thalhimer, Sr., William Thalhimer, and Isaac Thalhimer. Gift of Ms. Barbara Thalhimer, Richmond, Va.
Framed oil on canvas portrait of Mary Ellen Chamberlain, wife of Cam Pollard, c 1818. Gift of the Estate of Albert H. Stoddard, III, Savannah, Ga.
Two pistols belonging to Turner Ashby and an ambrotype, silver ladle, sampler, and prints relating to the Ashby family. Gift of Betty M. Dietz, Richmond, Va.
"Feathered Star" quilt made by Emma Montague Mills Dabney, 1876. Gift of Ada-Clark Nuckols Davis, Reedville, Va.
Materials relating to the 2005 Iraqi Election. Gift of Russell McGuire, Richmond, Va. (Donor served in Iraq).
Two framed hand colored engravings—"Skirmish at Salem" and "Disabling and Capturing the Federal Gunboats 'Sachem' and 'Clifton,' in the Attack on Sabine Pass, Tex., September 8th, 1863." Gift of Karen Clarke, Sarasota, Fl.