Public Gaol, Williamsburg, Virginia

Title

Public Gaol, Williamsburg, Virginia

Subject

Postcards - Virginia - Williamsburg
Public Gaol (Williamsburg, Va.)
Block 27. Building 02.
Jails - Virginia - Williamsburg
Museum docent - Virginia - Williamsburg

Description

Recto and verso of postcard with an illustration of costumed interpreters standing in front of the of the Public Gaol, Williamsburg, Virginia. Back of card reads: After 250 years, this "strong sweet Prison" remains grim evidence of crime and punishment in colonial America. Debtors, criminals, and pirates were imprisoned here, including brigands from "Captain Blackbeard's" infamous crew.

Creator

Official Colonial Williamsburg Card

Publisher

H. S. Crocker Co. Inc.

Is Part Of

Postcard Collection

Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

AVPC-589-R
AVPC-589-V

Rights Holder

Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Original Format

Postcard

Physical Dimensions

3.5 x 5.5 inches

Files

AVPC-589-R.jpg
AVPC-589-V.jpg

Citation

Official Colonial Williamsburg Card, “Public Gaol, Williamsburg, Virginia,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed May 22, 2018, http://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/1697.