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  • Collection: Peter Hornbeck Lantern Slide Collection

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Interior of the Supper Room in the Governor's Palace, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1935. A Chinese wallpaper pattern is visible on the walls, though it has since been removed. Among the room's furnishings, an elegant marble-topped sideboard table…

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Interior of the Governor's Bedroom in the Governor's Palace, view toward the bed, 1935. Interior furnishings and decor reflect curators' views in the 1930s as to how Williamsburg's historic interiors may have looked in the eighteenth century.…

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Entrance detail of the Raleigh Tavern's southern facade, viewed from the southwest along Duke of Gloucester Street, 1935. The tavern's signboard and a fence stand in the foreground, while the front entrance of the building is visible in the…

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View of the southeast bedchamber at the Governor's Palace as it appeared in the 1930s. Surviving inventories of colonial governors provided guidance to curatorial staff as they furnished the reconstructed Palace.

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A section of a garden parterre featuring a decorative shell border is shown along a brick pathway in an unidentified garden at Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Virginia, circa 1930s.

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Boxwood hedges and flowering trees accent a walled garden within the grounds of the Governor's Palace, Williamsburg, Virginia, circa 1930s.

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A costumed interpreter pauses at the top of the steps leading to the canal on the Governor's Palace grounds, Williamsburg, Virginia, circa 1930s.

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Close-up view of a meal typically served in the Travis House restaurant when located on Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg, Virginia, circa 1930s.

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Teahouse in the garden behind the Travis House restaurant when it was located on Block 13 along Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1935.

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A costumed interpreter smokes a pipe outside the Prentis Shop during the period when it housed the Barber and Peruke Maker's Shop. The Ludwell-Paradise House is visible in the background.

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A Chinoiserie style footbridge in the Governor's Palace garden arches gracefully over the canal, Williamsburg, Virginia, circa 1930s.

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View of the Governor's Palace canal, 1935. The canal, in addition to the garden terraces to the left (also known as "falling gardens") and Ice House (out of view), are original eighteenth-century features of the Palace gardens. The structure to the…

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View of the Governor's Palace canal, circa 1935. The canal, in addition to the garden terraces to the left (also known as "falling gardens") and Ice House (out of view), are original eighteenth-century features of the Palace gardens. In the distance,…

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View of the garden terraces, also known as "falling gardens," leading down towards the Governor's Palace canal, circa 1935. The canal, in addition to the garden terraces, are original eighteenth-century features of the Palace gardens.

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View of the Governor's Palace garden terraces, also known as "falling gardens," 1935. In the foreground, a female costumed interpreter (originally referred to as a "hostess") sits on a bench. These falling gardens, in addition to the canal (at base…

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Geometric parterres form a small courtyard garden beside the outbuildings on the left side of the Governor's Palace complex, Williamsburg, Virginia, circa 1935.

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View of the Revolutionary War burial ground, behind the formal gardens of the Governor's Palace, 1935. Soldiers' bodies were interred here when the Palace served as a hospital during the Revolution. The structure to the far right, built into the…

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View through a window of the Governor's Palace Kitchen, Williamsburg, Virginia, looking towards the kitchen garden, where a costumed interpreter is at work, 1935.