Camera iconThis link bypasses navigation taking you directly to the contents of this page.

How to Use the Images

 

Inquiry Question

Historical Context

Maps

Readings

Photos 1 & 2

Activities

Table of
Contents




Visual Evidence


Photo 3: Withdrawing room, John Marshall House.
[Graphic] Photo 3 with link to higher quality photo.
(Courtesy of Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities)

Photo 4: Dining room, John Marshall House. [Graphic] Photo 4 with link to higher quality photo.
(Courtesy of Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities)

Photo 5: Master bedroom, John Marshall House. [Graphic] Photo 5 with link to higher quality photo.
(Courtesy of Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities)

The furnishings in each room are authentic pieces from the period when John and Polly Marshall occupied the house. The John Marshall House remained in the possession of his descendants until 1909, when it was acquired by the city of Richmond. In 1911 the care of the house was turned over to the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (APVA). Today the APVA operates the house as a museum.

Questions for Photos 3-5

1. Write a paragraph on your impression of the rooms and the furnishings of the Marshall home. What is revealed or suggested about the lifestyle and standard of living of the Marshall family?

2. List similarities and differences between the rooms and furnishings of Marshall’s house and your own home.

3. Why might the APVA have been interested in preserving Marshall’s house?

4. Does the early date of their acquisition seem surprising? What does this reveal about the way Marshall’s house was viewed in the early 20th century?

* The photos on this screen have a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a high quality version of Photo 3, Photo 4, and Photo 5 but be aware that each file will take as much as 35 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.

 

Continue

Comments or Questions

TCP
National Park Service arrowhead with link to NPS website.