The Mysterious Photograph in the Hon. Mr. Stuart’s Attic
presented by Pamela Patrick
When Mrs. George Cochran (Lee) began her restoration of Stuart House a number of years ago, she asked Pamela Patrick’s father, Dr. Jim Patrick (former Augusta County Historical Society president) to go through the documents stored in the attic, and save those he thought should be preserved.
The subject of this talk –a photograph found in the attic of Stuart House during that restoration, pictures 18 men in 19th century dress. Five men are seated in front and the other 13 are standing behind them. In the front is a very recognizable Robert E Lee.
It turns out that this is a somewhat-famous picture of a somewhat-famous occasion that occurred in 1869. In her talk, Patrick will identify each man in the photograph – some were from the north and some from the south – and explain why they were members of this prestigious group that had gathered.
Free and open to the public