Virginia Historical Society Museum, Richmond, VA Photos

Virginia Historical Society Museum traces the history of Virginia, with emphasis on the War Between the States, American Presidents from Virginia, plus Virginia silverware, furniture and decorative arts.

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Museum of Virginia History in Battle Abbey of Virginia Historical Society. Richmond, VA.Patrick Henry quotation engraved on wall of Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Memorial to 1.5 million horses & mules which died in the Civil War at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Engraving of Native Americans dancing at their feast by Theodor de Bry after watercolor by Roanoke colonist John White at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.
Museum of Virginia History (1912) in Battle Abbey of Virginia Historical Society. Richmond, VA.Patrick Henry quotation engraved on wall of Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Memorial to 1.5 million horses & mules which died in the Civil War at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Engraving of Native Americans dancing at their feast by Theodor de Bry after watercolor (c1585-6) by Roanoke colonist John White at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.
Etching of Native American man by Wenceslaus Hollar of Antwerp modeled on Munsee Delaware taken from New Amsterdam at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Europeanized portrait of Pocahontas after engraving by Simon van de Passe at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Romanticized portrait of Pocahontas by Thomas Sully at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Abduction of Pocahontas painting by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.
Etching (1645) of Native American man by Wenceslaus Hollar of Antwerp modeled on Munsee Delaware taken from New Amsterdam (1644) at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Europeanized portrait (1700s) of Pocahontas after engraving by Simon van de Passe (1616) at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Romanticized portrait (c1852) of Pocahontas by Thomas Sully at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Abduction of Pocahontas painting (c1910) by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.
Pottery & glass chards from Virginia Archeological sites covering 1500s-1700s at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Collection of early firearms & swords made in Virginia at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Portrait of Arthur Lee by Charles Willson Peale at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Conestoga wagon at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.
Pottery & glass chards from Virginia Archeological sites covering 1500s-1700s at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Collection of early firearms & swords made in Virginia at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Portrait of Arthur Lee (1740-92) by Charles Willson Peale at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Conestoga wagon at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.
Carriage probably by Lawrence, Bradley & Pardee of New Haven, CT at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Collection of early colonial period furniture at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Collection of early American furniture at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Folk art desk at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.
Carriage (1827-30) probably by Lawrence, Bradley & Pardee of New Haven, CT at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Collection of early colonial period furniture at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Collection of early American furniture at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Folk art desk (c1860) at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.
Collection of early silver, much made in Virginia at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Coffee urn by Christian Wiltberger of Philadelphia at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Antique silver pitcher at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Antique silver ladles at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.
Collection of early silver, much made in Virginia at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Coffee urn (c1800) by Christian Wiltberger of Philadelphia at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Antique silver pitcher at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Antique silver ladles at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.
Antique silver spoons at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Antique silver cruet set at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Salt-glassed stoneware pottery made in Virginia at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Shenandoah Valley germanic pottery at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.
Antique silver spoons at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Antique silver cruet set at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Salt-glassed stoneware pottery (mid 19th C) made in Virginia at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Shenandoah Valley germanic pottery (19th C) at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.
Display of early 20th C objects and streetcar at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Wurlitzer jukebox at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Movie posters for films featuring stories of Virginians at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.War Between the States display at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.
Display of early 20th C objects and streetcar at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Wurlitzer jukebox at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Movie posters for films featuring stories of Virginians at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.War Between the States display at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.
Graphic of Harper's Ferry Insurrection put down by U.S. Marines from Frank Leslife's Illustrated Newspaper, Oct. 29, 1859 at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Portrait of Robert E. Lee painted by Edward Caledon Bruce at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Portrait of Robert E. Lee painted by Edward Caledon Bruce at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Portrait of Winfield Scott painted by Miner Kilbourne Kellogg at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.
Graphic of Harper's Ferry Insurrection put down by U.S. Marines from Frank Leslife's Illustrated Newspaper, Oct. 29, 1859 at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Portrait of Robert E. Lee painted (1864) by Edward Caledon Bruce at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Portrait of Robert E. Lee painted (1864) by Edward Caledon Bruce at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Portrait of Winfield Scott (1786-1886) painted by Miner Kilbourne Kellogg at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.
Battle of Five Forks by Paul Philippoteaux at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.The Fall of Richmond on April 2, 1865 after defeat at Battle of Five Forks graphic by Currier & Ives at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Spring of the Confederacy mural with Stonewall Jackson at Little Sorrel viewing arrival of his Foot Cavalry at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Summer of the Confederacy mural with Robert E. Lee & his Generals at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.
Battle of Five Forks by Paul Philippoteaux at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.The Fall of Richmond on April 2, 1865 after defeat at Battle of Five Forks graphic by Currier & Ives at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Spring of the Confederacy mural with Stonewall Jackson at Little Sorrel viewing arrival of his Foot Cavalry at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Summer of the Confederacy mural with Robert E. Lee & his Generals at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.
Autumn of the Confederacy mural with J.E.B. Stuart leading Cavalry Charge at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Mural of C.S.S. Virginia "Merrimac" defeating Union ships Cumberland & Congress at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Collection of Confederate firearms at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Virginian Confederate belt at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.
Autumn of the Confederacy mural with J.E.B. Stuart leading Cavalry Charge at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Mural of C.S.S. Virginia "Merrimac" defeating Union ships Cumberland & Congress at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Collection of Confederate firearms at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Virginian Confederate belt at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.
Alabama Confederate beltplates at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Louisiana Confederate beltplates & buttons at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.South Carolina Confederate beltplates at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Texas Confederate beltplates at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.
Alabama Confederate beltplates at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Louisiana Confederate beltplates & buttons at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.South Carolina Confederate beltplates at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Texas Confederate beltplates at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.
Céleron Plate, the only surviving lead marker placed by the French along the Ohio River in 1749 at Museum of Virginia History. Since Virginia also claimed the River, George Washington was sent to get the French out, leading to the 1754 French & Indian Wars spreading to the Seven Years War in Europe resulting in French surrender of Canada in 1763. Richmond, VA.General Washington at lull in Battle of Monmouth, NJ painting by Julian Scott at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Washington Silver Anniversary by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Washington's Inauguration at Independence Hall by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.
Céleron Plate, the only surviving lead marker placed by the French along the Ohio River in 1749 at Museum of Virginia History. Since Virginia also claimed the River, George Washington was sent to get the French out, leading to the 1754 French & Indian Wars spreading to the Seven Years War (1756-63) in Europe resulting in French surrender of Canada in 1763. Richmond, VA.General Washington at lull in Battle of Monmouth, NJ (1778) painting (1874-5) by Julian Scott at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Washington Silver Anniversary (1784) by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Washington's Inauguration at Independence Hall (1793) by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.
George Washington portrait by Charles Peale Polk at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.George Washington portrait by Thomas Sully after Gilbert Stuart at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Martha Washington portrait at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.States saucer made in China owned by Martha Washington & later Mary Custis Lee in Arlington at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.
George Washington portrait (c1795) by Charles Peale Polk at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.George Washington portrait (1856) by Thomas Sully after Gilbert Stuart at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Martha Washington portrait at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.States saucer (1796) made in China owned by Martha Washington & later Mary Custis Lee in Arlington at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.
Washington's Mount Vernon House painting by Victor de Grailly at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Graphic of Marquiss de Lafayette with James, his African Virginian body servant, at the conclusion of Virginia campaign at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Thomas Jefferson portrait by Louis Mathieu Guillaume after Gilbert Stuart at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Sevres plate owned by Thomas Jefferson who was ambassador to France at the time at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.
Washington's Mount Vernon House painting by Victor de Grailly at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Graphic of Marquiss de Lafayette with James, his African Virginian body servant, at the conclusion of Virginia campaign (c1781) at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Thomas Jefferson portrait (1857-8) by Louis Mathieu Guillaume after Gilbert Stuart at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Sevres plate (1786) owned by Thomas Jefferson who was ambassador to France at the time at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.
James Madison portrait by Thomas Sully after Gilbert Stuart at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Dolley Todd Madison portrait by Joseph Wood at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.James Monroe portrait by James Bogle after Gilbert Stuart at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.John Tyler portrait by Alonzo Chappel at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.
James Madison portrait by Thomas Sully after Gilbert Stuart at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Dolley (Payne) Todd Madison portrait by Joseph Wood at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.James Monroe portrait (1850s) by James Bogle after Gilbert Stuart at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.John Tyler portrait by Alonzo Chappel at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.
Zachary Taylor portrait attrib. to William Carl Browne at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Thomas Woodrow Wilson portrait by Hazel Wegner at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.

Zachary Taylor portrait attrib. to William Carl Browne at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.Thomas Woodrow Wilson portrait (1936) by Hazel Wegner at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.


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