Gertrude Stein visited the University of Virginia in 1935. This photo was taken by Carl Van Vechten. Stein wrote of her visit to Charlottesville in Everybody's Autobiography:

And so we went to the University of Virginia, Charlottesville and I had a good time there, Jefferson did make a place that is a pleasure there, if you can have enough columns and they are all over then a place is interesting, Washington used to be like that, columns are always interesting and there never were as many of them anywhere as there were there at the University of Virginia, so many of them, and where you could see all of them.