Hermitage Nursery, Nashville, Tennessee

This image shows the nursery, or children’s room, of the Hermitage of Andrew Jackson. The crib is a rocker, and very high off the ground for a rocker design, likely to facilitate placing and removing the baby. It may have been unstable with a larger, more active infant.

Natural Color Photograph by Frank Shannon

The description states:

The Nursery of

THE HERMITAGE

Home of General Andrew Jackson

Seventh President of the United States

Nashville, Tennessee

–The ceramic containers in the rear of the picture appear to be a water pitcher, a washing bowl, some powder shakers or ointment jars, and a chamber pot on the floor.

This card likely dates from the 1950s.

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