Rufus Holsinger took this photo of the Jefferson Monument on the north side of the Rotunda 100 years ago today. The monument stands where the annex to the Rotunda had stood before the devastating fire of 1895. In this photo you can see the stone chapel through the trees in the distance, a building that was not part of Jefferson’s original design. This scene looks very much the same today with the addition of a flag pole flying the Virginia state flag now located between Jefferson and the chapel.
A newly published article in the Washington Post discusses the research being done right now on the letters Thomas Jefferson wrote late in life.
Holsinger image courtesy Special Collections, UVA Library