Legal Knowledge Podcast Bonus Content - S1E5
Martha, Susan, and Anne
There are few photographs of the women who inhabited Pavilion X in the nineteenth century. Most of these photographs are portraits, like the image displayed here of John B. Minor’s daughters.
Daughters of John Barbee Minor from left to right: Martha “Mattie” Sams (left), Susan Colston Wilson (seated), Anne “Nannie” Jacquelin Minor (right). Courtesy Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library.
The Pavilion X Balcony
While conducting research on the Minor Family, Meggan Cashwell stumbled upon this unidentified photograph of three women on the balcony of Pavilion X. The Law Special Collections staff have not been able to locate the original image; the one shown here is from microfilm. Based on our knowledge of Pavilion X and the individuals who inhabited this space, we believe this photo was taken in the late nineteenth or early twentieth century.
In this mini-interview, Dr. Laura Edwards describes the photograph from her perspective of nineteenth-century textiles as well as the lived experience of women on Grounds at UVA during this time.
Three unidentified women on the balcony of Pavilion X. Image located in microfilm collection, “Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century,” Series G.