National Geographic : 1950 May
© National Geographic Society 577 Kodachrome by B. Anthony Stewart At Edgehill a Virginia Squire Shows the Author His Family Heirlooms Sharing Virginians' love of riding and hunting, Edward D. Tayloe now owns the estate to which Jefferson's daughter Martha came to live as a bride. Here he holds a silver tray awarded to an ancestor's horse, Calypso, at the Virginia Jockey Club races in October, 1796. On the mantelpiece gleam a cup (right) awarded to John Tayloe for the "finest tup lamb of one year old at the Arlington Sheep Shearing in 1808," and (left) a cup sporting the then newly popular motif, an American eagle with wings dropped, won by Mendoza on June 10, 1800. Portrait is Thomas Hunt, ancestor of Mrs. Tayloe, by the noted 18th-century artist Allan Ramsay.