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Thomas Jefferson and John Hemings: A Collaboration

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Discover the design, construction, and development of a unique style, “The Blue Ridge Directoire,” showing influences from French, Classical, and Provincial designs. After his retirement, Jefferson returned to Monticello, relying to a great extent on the skills of his free and enslaved local tradespeople to build and decorate Monticello. His principal African American joiner was an enslaved woodworker named John Hemings.

 

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Thomas Jefferson and John Hemings: A Collaboration

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