Shadow Catcher

Shadow Catcher (HM1JLI)

Location: Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 1.904', W 78° 30.262'

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At this place, on the site of Catherine Foster's home, this "shadow catcher" links the visible with the unseen even as it pulls the eyes upward to the sky. It creates a shadowy, gridlike outline of the house that once stood at this location.
The meandering paths
lead away from the home site across the Fosters' yard to a family and community burial ground.
The Foster dwelling site yielded artifacts like those to the far left that suggest details of family life and livelihood.
The woman in the photo to the left launders outside as the Fosters would have.
Image circa 1900-1901, courtesy of The Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University
Placed ByUniversity of Virginia
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, March 16th, 2015 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 719032 N 4212275
Decimal Degrees38.03173333, -78.50436667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 1.904', W 78° 30.262'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 1' 54.24" N, 78° 30' 15.72" W
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Area Code(s)434, 540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1500 Jefferson Park Ave, Charlottesville VA 22903, US
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