George Washington's Beds

Textile historian Natalie Larson described how various beds owned by George Washington, at his Mount Vernon home or on the battlefieldm… read more

Textile historian Natalie Larson described how various beds owned by George Washington, at his Mount Vernon home or on the battlefieldm reflected his social standing and wealth. In the 18th century, beds were a luxury item. But, even the wealthiest Americans had to contend with various discomforts, including bed bugs. This talk was part of a Mount Vernon symposium exploring the various places where Washington lived or visited. close

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  • Adam Erby Associate Curator Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens
  • Natalie Larson Historian Historic Textile Reproductions

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George Washington's Beds

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Program ID:
436822-2
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Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Mount Vernon, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 24, 2017 | 8:54pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Dec 30, 2017 | 11:30am EST | C-SPAN 3

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  • Dec 24, 2017 | 8:54pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 25, 2017 | 12:55am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 25, 2017 | 6:55am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 30, 2017 | 11:30am EST | C-SPAN 3
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