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chair “Natural Bridge” Chair A painting of Natural Bridge decorates this “fancy chair” which belonged to Margaret Junkin Preston, 1825-1850


cradle Mary Moore Cradle In 1784, Mary Moore was captured by Shawnee Warriors and sold into slavery in Canada. Six years later she was rescued and returned to Virginia. She suffered insomnia from the memories of her experiences, and this adult-sized cradle was made to help her sleep.