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Interior of the parlor in the Governor's Palace, 1935. The painted portrait above the mantel represents King James I of England (and VI of Scotland). A handsome tilt-top mahogany tea table (accession # 1930-184) stands in the middle of the room, and…

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Interior of Raleigh Tavern's Bar Room, 1935. The Raleigh Tavern was the frequent scene of both jollity and consequence. Burned to the ground in 1859, it was reconstructed from published illustrations, insurance policies, and archaeology that…

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View looking towards the fireplace in the Great Hall of the Wren Building, College of William and Mary. During the colonial era, the room served as a dining area for professors and students to gather for common meals. Members of the House of…

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Among the official Colonial Williamsburg postcards produced by H.S. Crocker Co., Inc. in the 1950s was a series featuring scenes from the new Visitor's Center orientation film known as "Williamsburg - The Story of a Patriot."

The caption reads:…

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Lantern slide featuring photo taken by F.S. Lincoln looking towards the fireplace in the Daphne Room of the Raleigh Tavern, 1935. It is the thirty-first slide in a set produced by the Pacific Stereopticon Co. of Los Angeles, California, now…

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Lantern slide featuring a photo taken by F.S. Lincoln of the Daphne Room in the Raleigh Tavern as it appeared in 1935. It is the thirtieth slide in a set produced by the Pacific Stereopticon Co. of Los Angeles, California, now defunct, to illustrate…

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Lantern slide featuring a photo taken by F.S. Lincoln of the Common Dining Room in the Raleigh Tavern as it appeared in 1935. It is the twenty-eighth slide in a set produced by the Pacific Stereopticon Co. of Los Angeles, California, now defunct, to…

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Lantern slide featuring a photo taken by F.S. Lincoln of the Dining Room in the Travis House as it appeared in 1935. It is the twenty-sixth slide in a set produced by the Pacific Stereopticon Co. of Los Angeles, California, now defunct, to…

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Recto and verso of a postcard depicting a sideboard in the Dining Room of the Richard Bland Tavern published by The Collotype Co. A wall hanging with a blessing written by Robert Burns served as a distinctive feature of the room.

Early visitors…

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Recto of postcard depicting General Court inside the Capitol, Williamsburg, Virginia, published by Colonial Williamsburg, Inc. and printed by The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, NY

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Interior view of the Governor’s Palace Kitchen, featuring a female costumed interpreter in the role of an enslaved cook or scullery maid, 1933. The Governor's Palace (and its outbuildings, like the Palace Kitchen) opened to the public in 1934. In…

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A popular restaurant for tourists in the 1930s, the Travis House stood for a period of time along Duke of Gloucester Street on the site formerly occupied by the Palace Theatre. Its menu featured dishes inspired by colonial recipes. The structure…

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View looking towards the fireplace in the Great Hall, Wren Building, College of William & Mary, taken by F.S. Lincoln in 1935. During the colonial era, the room served as a dining area for professors and students to gather for common meals. Members…

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View of the Great Hall of the Wren Building, College of William & Mary, taken by F.S. Lincoln, 1935. The bust of George Washington looks out over the tables and benches of the room where professors and students gathered to dine during the colonial…

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View of the Great Hall of the Wren Building, College of William & Mary, taken by F.S. Lincoln in 1935. The bust of George Washington looks out over the tables and benches of the room where professors and students gathered to dine during the colonial…