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View of the southwest elevation of the reconstructed "First" Capitol of 1704 nearing completion in Williamsburg, Virginia, February 15, 1934.

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View of the apsidal end of the East wing of the Capitol under reconstruction, Williamsburg, Virginia, May 16, 1932

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View looking west on Duke of Gloucester Street in Williamsburg, Virginia, likely taken from the balcony or cupola of the Capitol, shortly before reconstruction of the street and removal of center island, January 15, 1934. The Cary Peyton Armistead…

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt's motorcade in front of the Capitol during the dedication ceremony for Duke of Gloucester Street in Williamsburg, Virginia, on October 20, 1934.

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Pre-restoration view looking northwest on Duke of Gloucester Street from the site of the colonial Capitol towards the Dora (Cary Peyton) Armistead House, (located on the site of Charlton's Coffeehouse in this photo), Williamsburg, Virginia, circa …

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A postcard set titled "Greetings from Historic Williamsburg. A Collection of images from Colonial Williamsburg." The cover page includes the Governor's Palace, a view of the Palace gardens, and the interior of Bruton Parish Church. Page two has…

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Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, Basil Brooke, and his wife, Lady Brooke, toured Colonial Williamsburg on April 23, 1950. Here they can be seen on their tour of the Capitol . Behind them can be seen the Peale portrait of George Washington.

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APVA monument on the site of the colonial Capitol of Williamsburg, Virginia, looking west down Duke of Gloucester Street, circa 1928. The Palmer House is visible to the left and the Cary Peyton Armistead House on the right.

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Hand-colored photograph of the reconstructed colonial Capitol, Williamsburg, Virginia, circa 1930's

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Northwest elevation of the reconstructed Capitol, 1932.

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George Seaton and Jack Lord conferring about a scene outside the Capitol during the filming of "Williamsburg: The Story of a Patriot" in Williamsburg, Virginia, 1956.

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View of part of the apsidal ends of the Capitol, Williamsburg, Virginia, during its reconstruction in the early 1930s.

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Detail view of the royal coat of arms above one of the brick arches on the exterior of the Capitol, Williamsburg, Virginia, circa early 1930s. As work on the Capitol's reconstruction progressed, such architectural details conveyed the symbolic…

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View of the House of Burgesses, Capitol, 1935. Located on the first floor (east wing) of the reconstructed Capitol building of 1705, this room served as a place for members of Virginia's House of Burgesses to assemble to discuss legislative issues.…

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This image of the reconstructed Capitol shows its south and west facades. Rounded apsidal ends derive from Roman basilicas which contained such features in which public magistrates officiated. Completed during the reign of Queen Anne, the original…

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The Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (APVA) acquired the site of Williamsburg’s colonial Capitol building in 1897 as a donation from the Old Dominion Land Company. They removed remnants of the Williamsburg Female Academy which…

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Lantern slide featuring a photograph of an engraving made from the Bodleian plate, an 18th-century copperplate discovered at the Bodleian Library that provided crucial visual evidence of the appearance of several public buildings in 18th-century…

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Walter Cronkite visited Colonial Williamsburg during the 1967 Prelude to Independence event. Mr. Cronkite was one of many notable guests at the 1967 Prelude to Independence, which ran from May 15 to July 4. The main celebration occurred on May 27,…
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