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minutemanworld:
Old school baby walker. This walker dates to the first half of the 18th century. In the Museum of Childhood.

They have one of these at the John Marshall House, although it’s less ornate. The tour guide said I was one of the only people to correctly guess what it was. My prize for that was the thrill of being the nerdiest history-loving mom in the great state of Virginia.

minutemanworld:

Old school baby walker. This walker dates to the first half of the 18th century. In the Museum of Childhood.

They have one of these at the John Marshall House, although it’s less ornate. The tour guide said I was one of the only people to correctly guess what it was. My prize for that was the thrill of being the nerdiest history-loving mom in the great state of Virginia.

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rocketwerks:

Wickham House
1015 East Clay Street.  1812.
National Register of Historic Places, VDHR No. 127-0020

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Built the year Napoleon invaded Russia. Architect unknown, but long thought to be designed by Robert Mills, architect of Monumental Church [HOR].

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This is one of my favorite houses in Richmond, and it blows most other local examples of Federal architecture out of the water. I’d buy it and live in it myself of course, if it weren’t part of the Valentine Richmond History Center. If you haven’t toured it, you’re living a lie and need to rectify that immediately.