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Thomas Jefferson's desk, 1776, one of numerous inventions Jefferson devised for his own convenience, was designed in May 1776 and built by Benjamin Randolph, a Philadelphia cabinetmaker and prominent patriot. It features a lap desk with an adjustable book rest and a lockable drawer, and Jefferson planned to use it while traveling between Monticello and Philadelphia. Jefferson gave the desk to his granddaughter Ellen Randolph Coolidge and her husband in 1825.

Thomas Jefferson's desk, one of numerous inventions Jefferson devised for…

Thomas Jefferson's desk, 1776, one of numerous inventions Jefferson devised for his own convenience, was designed in May 1776 and built by Benjamin Randolph, a Philadelphia cabinetmaker and prominent patriot. It features a lap desk with an adjustable book rest and a lockable drawer, and Jefferson planned to use it while traveling between Monticello and Philadelphia. Jefferson gave the desk to his granddaughter Ellen Randolph Coolidge and her husband in 1825.

Thomas Jefferson's desk, 1776 and gift to his granddaughter, Ellen Randolph Coolidge,

WOw! Declaration of Independence Desk, 1776. Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence on this portable desk!

Declaration of Independence Desk, 1776 - Smithsonian. In 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.

Thomas Jefferson's revolving book stand by PennStateWoodWork

Revolving five-sided book stand probably designed by Jefferson. This cube-shaped book stand was probably designed by Thomas Jefferson to hold five books and allow the reader to rotate the stand, thus changing the book in view.

Victorian Travel or Lap Desk

This sweet Victorian traveling desk has lovely detailing. These travel or lap desks were extremely popular and necessary for letter writing and

Jefferson Davis House- The White House of the Confederacy built in 1818 by John Brockenbrough, who was president of the Bank of Virginia.  Jefferson Davis and his family moved into the house in August 1861, and lived there for the remainder of the war. Abandoned during the evacuation of Richmond on 4/2/1865. Within 12 hours, Union soldiers seized the house intact. During Reconstruction, it served as the headquarters for Military District Number One (Virginia).

Jefferson Davis House- The White House of the Confederacy built in 1818 by John…

Helen Keller with her Dachshund and Patti Duke

Helen Keller- Patty Duke played Keller in both the play and the film The Miracle Worker, for which she won the Oscar at age Two extraordinary women. Then when Patty Duke got older she played Anne sullivan as an adult, Anne Sullivan was Helen's teacher.

Olmstead’s 1874 landscape design plan for the United States Capitol, was a 15-year installation project. Olmstead...

Olmstead’s 1874 landscape design plan for the United States Capitol, was a installation project.

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