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Declaration of Independence. Draft in the handwriting of Thomas Jefferson. ([July 4, 1776])
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The document that started it all. Thomas Jefferson's Declaration of Independence, on display at the New York Public Library through 7/3/13.
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Thomas Jefferson's recipe for vanilla ice cream, written in his own hand, ca. 1780s. It may be the first recipe for ice cream recorded in America (Jefferson most likely got it from a French source). Here is a transcription of the recipe if you're feeling bold enough to try it at home: www.loa.org/...
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Thomas Jefferson's vanilla ice cream recipe. Photo: Library of Congress.
Grave Marker- Thomas Jefferson, 3rd president (1801-09). His original tombstone, now a cenotaph, is located on the campus in the University of Missouri's Quadrangle. A life mask of Jefferson was created by John Henri Isaac Browere in the 1820s.
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Grave Marker- Thomas Jefferson, 3rd president (1801-09). His original tombstone, now a cenotaph, is located on the campus in the University of Missouri's Quadrangle. A life mask of Jefferson was created by John Henri Isaac Browere in the 1820s. - Visited Monticello 10/16/13 - it's amazing...
Staircase with skylight, Monticello - Thomas Jefferson
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Skylight and staircase to the roof on the third floor of Monticello
If we ever convert the basement, maybe we can do something like this where the storm doors now are!
Could a set of stairs from the basement come up into the sunroom for light and access?
Thomas Jefferson home library & his actual chair he used while Vice President
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"That which we elect to surround ourselves with becomes the museum of our soul and the archives of our experiences", #ThomasJefferson
The Book Room held Thomas Jefferson's libraries, the largest of which consisted of more than 6,000 books and was sold to Congress in 1815.
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Thomas Jefferson quote/ No Religion
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Atheism, Religion, Christianity, God is Imaginary, Torture, Death, Murder, Forcing Religion on Others, Thomas Jefferson. Millions of innocent men, women, and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined, imprisoned; yet we have not advanced one inch towards uniformity. What has been the effects of coercion? TO make one half the world fools, and the other half hypocrites.
Before paper became such a common commodity, people would use various instruments to take notes on. Thomas Jefferson, for instance, used ivory plates to record numbers and memos on as he took measurements with his pocket instruments. He would write scientific observations, notes, or finances down in pencil, and then recopy any valuable information on a more permanent medium. He could then erase any pencil markings off the plates and reuse them again.
Thomas Jefferson’s pocket notebooks, composed of erasable ivory plates on which he would write scientific observations and memoranda before copying them into notebooks in the evening. At Monticello.
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Thomas Jefferson's Pocket Ivory Notebook.
Jefferson's notepad: Thomas Jefferson’s pocket notebooks, composed of erasable ivory plates on which he would write scientific observations and memoranda before copying them into notebooks in the evening. At Monticello.
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In 1776 Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence on this portable desk of his own design.
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The Declaration of Independence DeskIn 1776 Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence on this portable desk of his own design. It features a hinged writing board and a locking drawer for papers, pens, and inkwell
Frederick Madison Roberts (1879-1952) Descendant of Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson, first African American member of the California legislature.
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Frederick Madison Roberts (1879-1952) Descendant of Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson, first African American member of the California legislature.
FREDERICK MADISON ROBERTS was a descendant of Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson and the first African-American member of the California legislature. (“Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello” exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.) (Photo: Courtesy of Patricia Roberts)
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Sally Hemings (~1773 – 1835) was the mixed-race slave of the third President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson. She was the daughter of Betty Hemings – also a mixed-race slave – and purportedly, attorney/slave trader/tobacco plantation owner, John Wayles, who was also father to Martha Wayles (Jefferson), Thomas Jefferson’s wife. This never-disputed lineage would have made Sally and Martha half-sisters; and there were several documented accounts that they strongly resembled each other.
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Sally Hemings is our Mixed Chick of the Day! She was a mixed race slave who belonged to President Thomas Jefferson. She gave birth to six children with Jefferson and got the chance to see her children live as free people before her death. #mixedchickshistorymonth #sallyhemings
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Sally Hemings was a mixed race slave who belonged to President Thomas Jefferson. She gave birth to six children with Jefferson and got the chance to see her children live as free people before her death. #mixedchickshistorymonth #sallyhemings
“Master of the Mountain”: The real truth about Thomas Jefferson Forget Sally Hemings -- a historian discovers the ugliest side of a founding father in his ledgers: New evidence found in Jefferson's accounting ledgers demolishes the myth of the founding father as a kindly, reluctant slave owner...
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“Master of the Mountain”: The real truth about Thomas Jefferson. "...the real filth is in the ledger books....In a notation scribbled down as he was tallying up the plantation’s profits and losses in 1792, Jefferson calculated for the first time a number that would prove more persuasive than any Enlightenment anthem on the rights of man. That number was 4 percent — the profit he was making every year on the birth of black children."
“Master of the Mountain”: The real truth about Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson's Pocket Notebook. Erasable Ivory
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Thomas Jefferson's notebook of ivory plates: He carried a small notebook made up of ivory leaves on which to record his observations. He would write down his measurements in pencil and in the evening transfer the data to seven large notebooks, each devoted to a different subject. He would then erase the ivory plates, readying them for another day of scientific inquiry.
Thomas Jefferson's pocket notebook (fabricated from ivory, and endlessly erasable).
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Thomas Jefferson's erasable ivory pocket notebook
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thomas jefferson's desk
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Declaration of Independence Desk, 1776 In 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence on this portable desk. It features a hinged writing board and a locking drawer for papers, pens and inkwell.
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"In 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence on this portable desk. It features a hinged writing board and a locking drawer for papers, pens and inkwell. " ~Smithsonian National Museum of American History <> (old wood & history, timeworn wooden wonder)
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This quote comes from a letter that Jefferson wrote to James Madison on September 6, 1789. Here is the full quote: "I say, the earth belongs to each of these generations during its course, fully and in its own right. The second generation receives it clear of the debts and incumbrances of the first, the third of the second, and so on. For if the first could charge it with a debt, then the earth would belong to the dead and not to the living generation. Then, no generation can contract debts...
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John Hemmings, a talented enslaved woodworker and slave crafted most of the fine woodwork of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, and much of the interior woodwork of Jefferson's house at Poplar Forest in Bedford County, Virginia. John Hemmings, an Enslaved Craftsman: A Recommended Read From The Monticello Classroom. firstchoiceind.ne...
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John Hemmings, a talented enslaved woodworker and slave crafted most of the fine woodwork of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, and much of the interior woodwork of Jefferson's house at Poplar Forest in Bedford County, Virginia. John Hemmings, an Enslaved Craftsman: A Recommended Read From The Monticello Classroom. http://firstchoiceind.net/blog/?p=18124
Two new exhibitions come to an illuminating assessment of the past and Jefferson’s relationship to slavery.
Smithsonian and Monticello Exhibitions on Jefferson’s Slaves
The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon-Reed. "Historian and legal scholar Gordon-Reed tells the story of the Hemingses, an American slave family and their close blood ties to Thomas Jefferson." [library catalog description]
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Come to the Hobe Sound Public Library Book Club on Tuesday, March 4th at 1pm to discuss Annette Gordon-Reed’s book The Hemingses of Monticello. Although the book presents the most detailed and richly drawn portrait ever written of Sarah Hemings, better known by her nickname Sally, who bore seven children by Jefferson over the course of their thirty-eight-year liaison, The Hemingses of Monticello tells more than the story of her life with Jefferson and their children.
The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family by Annette Gordon-Reed. National Book Award, 2008. I can't wait to read this one.
No. 6: (from website) "Rutgers University History Professor Annette Gordon-Reed has been awarded the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in history for her landmark work, The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family (W. W. Norton 2008). The award was announced April 20 ...the board praised The Hemingses of Monticello as “a painstaking exploration of a sprawling multi-generation slave family that casts provocative new light on the relationship between Sally Hemings and her master, Thomas Jefferson.”
'Utilizing analysis and studies by Welsh Color & Conservation, Inc., it was determined that the walls of Monticello's Dining room and Tea room were originally white unpainted plaster. Later in 1815 Jefferson had the Dining room painted a bright chrome yellow.'
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The dining room at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home. Vibrant & exciting!
I LOVE that yellow. More as an accent color thought. monticello yellow.
The dining room at Monticello was the inspiration for our much admired yellow walls.
dining room at Monticello- you can buy the paint from Ralph Lauren, it's called Monticello Yellow. I pinned this because its similar to our living room paint color!
I ♥ this wall color!
"Monticello's enslaved cooks, Edith Fossett and Frances Hern, and their assistants carried platters of food from the kitchen upstairs to this revolving serving door. Burwell Colbert, the enslaved butler, worked inside the dining room, turned the door to receive the food. Colbert could serve the meal with the help of only a few enslaved teenage boys, in keeping with Jefferson's desire for privacy during diner. Jefferson had seen similar doors in use in European monasteries.
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"Monticello's cooks, Edith Fossett and Frances Hern, and their assistants carried platters of food from the kitchen upstairs to this revolving serving door. Burwell Colbert, the butler, worked inside the dining room, turned the door to receive the food. Colbert could serve the meal with the help of only a few teenage boys, in keeping with Jefferson's desire for privacy during diner. Jefferson had seen similar doors in use in European monasteries.
The guest bedroom which was frequented by James and Dolley Madison, complete with wallpaper which was brought back by Jefferson from France.
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In his Cabinet, Jefferson arranged his plantation-made writing table, rotating leather chair and simple Windsor bench for his comfort while working. He used a polygraph machine to make copies of his letters. The revolving bookstand he designed to enable him to open five volumes at once.