In cooperation with Ash Lawn-Highland, James Monroe’s home in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Museum is proud to present a line of retail items inspired by pieces from our collections.
This cotton afghan is based on Rembrandt Peale’s famous portrait of James Monroe, painted in 1824. Monroe is pictured with the Capital in the background, and a sheaf of papers in his hand.
Mrs. Monroe used small, silver boxes containing perfumed sponges to ward off unpleasant smells. Today, the attractive silver boxes make lovely pieces of jewelry, or they can be used as pill boxes.