George Washington and Venus

2nd Sketch of West Ford

2nd Sketch of West Ford

This is a drawing from an unnamed source of an older West Ford from the Ford Archives. Ford again signed his name at the bottom of the sketch. West Ford's name is more than a signature; he was a man who survived slavery and lived to tell his story to his children and his grandchldren.

John A. and Hannah Washington

John A. and Hannah Washington

Paintings of John A. and Hannah Washington from the archives MLVA.

West Ford in Ornate Frame at Mount Vernon

West Ford in Ornate Frame at Mount Vernon

This is the original drawing of West Ford in an ornate frame from the archives of the MVLA.  Linda Allen B. Hollis took the photo while during research on the family's legacy.  Mount Vernon would not give the photo over to the family wanting to keep it in their collection. 

Bushfield Plantation 1937

Bushfield Plantation 1937

Photo of the Bushfield Plantation, 1937 from Archives of MVLA.

Martha Washington Painting

Martha Washington Painting

Painting of an older Martha Washington from the Archives of MVLA.