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Staircase, 1912 - with view toward upper level of Entrance Hall. The likely reason the Dome Room that Jefferson intended as a ballroom was never used as such is that the only access to the third floor is via two steep, narrow staircases. MONTICELLO, Charlottesville, Virginia | built by Thomas Jefferson 1772-1809
Tina Mion - American contemporary artist, working in oil paint and pastels - Tina Mion
When Martha Jefferson died 10 years after her marriage to Thomas, he was so inconsolable people began to think he had gone mad. Rumor has it he made a deathbed promise to Martha never to remarry. There is a lot of talk about whether Jefferson fathered his black slave Sally Hemings’ children. Science can only tell us that some Jefferson did — but not which one. I feel that the real story is being overlooked. Most people don’t know that Sally was Martha’s half-sister and that, by written accounts,
Life and Labor at Monticello - Thomas Jefferson | Exhibitions
The thread case used by Thomas Jefferson's wife, Martha Jefferson (1748-1782), is one of her few relics kept by Thomas Jefferson. Martha's thread case and her household accounts for Monticello, both in the collections of the Library of Congress, document the economic and social role of the southern plantation mistress.