This daybed in the Stone daughters' bedchamber shows where the daughters' nurse might have slept. The mattress on this bed is supported by wood slats instead of ropes. The enslaved woman who worked as the nurse at Hope would have had a great responsibility in minding and taking care of five girls. Enslaved women often started training as a nurses or house servants as early as six years old. The accompanying video describes the bed's use. Date approximated.
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Historic Hope Plantation
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Historic Hope Plantation
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