Terrestrial Globe

Date:
c.1800s
Creator:
Cary Brothers, London, England

This globe was found in the attic of Arlington House in 1928 during roof repair. Tradition has it that the globe has never left the property since the Lees lived there. This globe was probably used to teach world geography to Mrs. Lee as a girl and later to her own children. Since the Custises and Lees taught the enslaved people of Arlington, it is likely that they also used this globe.

Description (physical):

Papier-mâché, paper, gesso, gauze, brass, wood. H 42.5, D 42.5 cm (globe D 30 cm)

Location:
Arlington National Cemetery Arlington,Virginia 22211
Identifier:
2010.0002.0016
Institution:
Arlington House-The Robert E. Lee Memorial

Carte-de-visite

Date:
1862-1863

Vignette of a captain Homer S. Curtis of Warren Connecticut. ID'd on back and reads: "The respectable fight had seen through the (not able to read) smoke of battle and amidst dream"/

Description (physical):

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Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
2004.001.0070
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Carte-de-visite

Vignette of Federal Captain. ID'd on back in pencil " Capt Curtis". Unique in that he is wearing a cape.

Description (physical):

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Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
2004.001.0124
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier