National Geographic : 1950 May
4A © National Geographic Society + With Hoop Skirts, Not Even a Sylph Could Run Up These Narrow Stairs! Why Jefferson built the steps only 24 inches wide is not clear. Twin staircases leading up to the vacant third floor are squeezed in passages off the front hall. He substituted these for the original central stairs when he remodeled the house in 1796. Kodachromes by B. Anthony Stewart and John E. Fletcher " At Monticello a Quartet of Songsters Set Music Sheets on This Four-sided Rack When props are collapsed in Jefferson's trick stand. it looks like an ordinary box. Its music-loving owner played the violin in his youth. University of Virginia recently acquired Francesco Geminiani's Art of Playing the Violin, from which Jefferson learned his skill.