Original Author: Lois Maloy, illustrator
Created: 1956
Medium: Book cover

Virginia’s History

The cover of Virginia's History (1956)—the fourth-grade textbook written and published under the supervision of the Virginia History and Government Textbook Commission—features the English fort built in Jamestown in 1607 and the three ships that transported the white colonists to Virginia. The image depicts an orderly settlement set in a virgin landscape with no evidence of a pre-existing, vibrant Virginia Indian culture.

Citation: Dingledine, Raymond C. Jr., et. al. Virginia's History. Charles Scribner's Sons, 1956. F226 .D59 1956. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA