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Artist G.B. McIntosh imagines Thomas Jefferson and his family entertaining each other in Monticello's Parlor in the summer of 1816. Seen in this picture from left to right are: Mary Jefferson Randolph, age 13; Meriwether Lewis Randolph, age 6; enslaved nursemaid Critta Hemings Bowles, age 44; Septemia Anne Randolph, age 2 (sitting on her grandfather's knee); Cornelia Jefferson Randolph, age 17 playing the harpsichord; Thomas Jefferson, age 73; Virginia Jefferson Randolph, age 15 playing an English guitar; Benjamin Franklin Randolph, age 8 playing chess with his brother James madison Randolph, age 10.

January 28 2017