After Andrew Jackson Junior's death, the executors sold the contents of The Hermitage mansion to settle the estate. Sarah Jackson purchased most of the items, but some things went outside of the family. Former slave Alfred Jackson acquired one of the mansion beds, a water cooler, a mirror, and several other pieces and used them to furnish his cabin. After Alfred's death in 1901, the LHA bought the items from his heirs and re-placed them in the mansion. This photograph showing the bed and part of the water cooler was probably taken on the day of Alfred's funeral.