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  • This is a page from Charles Germain de Saint-Aubin's work "L'art du Bordeur." Charles-Germain de Saint-Aubin was King Louis XV’s official designer of embroideries. The illustration at the top of the page depicts embroiderers working on ecclesiastical garments, but hanging on the wall is a man’s coat or waistcoat, stretched and ready to be ornamented.
    Keywords: fashion, book
    Last Modified: 4/13/2017
    File name: 1113308.tif
  • This is the index page from the "Journal of Musick" published by Charlotte Le Pelletier, under the name Madame Le Pelletier, which is now housed at the Library of Congress. This volume is a copy of the one First Lady Dolley Madison purchased to provide entertainment for her guests during events at the White House. The volume consists of 31 pieces, mostly of light operas composed by British, Italian, and French composers, including Le Pelletier.
    Keywords: music , book
    Last Modified: 4/13/2017
    File name: 1113331.tif
  • This "Journal of Musick" was published by Charlotte Le Pelletier, under the name Madame Le Pelletier. The book is now housed at the Library of Congress. This volume is a copy of the one First Lady Dolley Madison purchased to provide entertainment for her guests during events at the White House. The volume consists of 31 pieces, mostly light operas composed by British, Italian, and French composers, including Le Pelletier.
    Keywords: music , book
    Last Modified: 4/13/2017
    File name: 1113329.tif
  • This is an ink and gouache depiction of the Folie de la Bouëxière, the estate future president James Monroe purchased on March 28, 1795 while serving as the United States Minister to France under President George Washington. This representation highlights the unique, off-set approach to the estate, which appeared suddenly at the end of a long road lined with trees instead of at a more common straight axis. Monroe purchased the estate for 350,000 francs and lived there with wife Elizabeth, daughter Elizabeth "Eliza" Kortright Monroe, seven servants, a chef, a coachman, and a gardener for two years. The Monroes entertained at the estate, inviting a social circle that included other Americans and French officials.
    Keywords: drawings & plans
    Last Modified: 4/12/2017
    File name: 1113332.tif
  • This plan was published by Georges-Louis Le Rouge around 1773-1777. The plan shows the large and impressive gardens at the Folie de la Bouëxière, the estate future president James Monroe purchased on March 28, 1795 while serving as the United States Minister to France under President George Washington. Monroe purchased the estate for 350,000 francs and lived there with wife Elizabeth, daughter Elizabeth "Eliza" Kortright Monroe, seven servants, a chef, a coachman, and a gardener for two years. The Monroes entertained at the estate, inviting a social circle that included other Americans and French officials.
    Keywords: drawings & plans
    Last Modified: 4/12/2017
    File name: 1113327.tif
  • This plan was published by Georges-Louis Le Rouge around 1773-1777. The plan shows the main floor at the Folie de la Bouëxière, the estate future president James Monroe purchased on March 28, 1795 while serving as the United States Minister to France under President George Washington. The floor plan, with oval, round, and octagonal shaped rooms, is designed for entertaining and receptions, not the day to day family life of that time. Monroe purchased the estate for 350,000 francs and lived there with wife Elizabeth, daughter Elizabeth "Eliza" Kortright Monroe, seven servants, a chef, a coachman, and a gardener for two years. The Monroes entertained at the estate, inviting a social circle that included other Americans and French officials.
    Keywords: drawings & plans
    Last Modified: 4/12/2017
    File name: 1113325.tif
  • This plan was published by Georges-Louis Le Rouge around 1773-1777. The plan shows the ground floor at the Folie de la Bouëxière, the estate future president James Monroe purchased on March 28, 1795 while serving as the United States Minister to France under President George Washington. The floor plan shows how the ground floor was utilitzed to prepare food and service in its functional, utilitarian rooms. Monroe purchased the estate for 350,000 francs and lived there with wife Elizabeth, daughter Elizabeth "Eliza" Kortright Monroe, seven servants, a chef, a coachman, and a gardener for two years. The Monroes entertained at the estate, inviting a social circle that included other Americans and French officials.
    Keywords: drawings & plans
    Last Modified: 4/12/2017
    File name: 1113323.tif
  • This is an ink and gouache depiction of the Folie de la Bouëxière, the estate future president James Monroe purchased on March 28, 1795 while serving as the United States Minister to France under President George Washington. This representation highlights the gardens and slopes used to keep the estate private for its residents. Berms and banks were used on the east and west sides to conceal the estate. Monroe purchased the estate for 350,000 francs and lived there with wife Elizabeth, daughter Elizabeth "Eliza" Kortright Monroe, seven servants, a chef, a coachman, and a gardener for two years. The Monroes entertained at the estate, inviting a social circle that included other Americans and French officials.
    Keywords: drawings & plans
    Last Modified: 4/12/2017
    File name: 1113319.tif
  • This is an ink and gouache depiction of the Folie de la Bouëxière, the estate future president James Monroe purchased on March 28, 1795 while serving as the United States Minister to France under President George Washington. This representation highlights the south front of the estate, with its rows of French doors leading from the large salon inside out onto the terrace and the gardens beyond. Atop the estate is a rooftop tent, used for dinners and afternoon teas. Monroe purchased the estate for 350,000 francs and lived there with wife Elizabeth, daughter Elizabeth "Eliza" Kortright Monroe, seven servants, a chef, a coachman, and a gardener for two years. The Monroes entertained at the estate, inviting a social circle that included other Americans and French officials.
    Keywords: drawings & plans
    Last Modified: 4/12/2017
    File name: 1113318.tif
  • This is an ink and gouache depiction of the Folie de la Bouëxière, the estate future president James Monroe purchased on March 28, 1795 while serving as the United States Minister to France under President George Washington. This representation highlights the unique, off-set approach to the estate, which appeared suddenly at the end of a long road lined with trees instead of at a more common straight axis. Monroe purchased the estate for 350,000 francs and lived there with wife Elizabeth, daughter Elizabeth "Eliza" Kortright Monroe, seven servants, a chef, a coachman, and a gardener for two years. The Monroes entertained at the estate, inviting a social circle that included other Americans and French officials.
    Keywords: drawings & plans
    Last Modified: 4/12/2017
    File name: 1113317.tif
  • According to Monroe family legend, this key unlocked the front door to the President's House and was given to President James Monroe by White House staff in 1825 when he left office. It is part of the collection at the James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
    Keywords: key
    Last Modified: 4/12/2017
    File name: 1113330.tif