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How to Use the Images


Inquiry Question

Historical Context



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Photo 2


Table of

Visual Evidence

Photo 1: Students on the Lawn, 19th Century. [Photo 1] with link to larger version of photo.
(Valentine Richmond History Center, Richmond, Virginia)

Questions for Photo 1

1. The three students shown in Photo 1 were representative of the University's student body. What does this indicate about the availability of education to the public in this period?

2. Does the make-up of the 19th-century student body seem to contradict Mr. Jefferson's democratic principles? Explain your answer.

* The photo on this screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a larger version of Photo 1, but be aware that the file will take as much as 30 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.



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