King Muhammad V of Morocco

Title

King Muhammad V of Morocco

Subject

Muhammad V, King of Morocco, 1909-1961
Kings, Queens, Rulers, etc.
Visitors, Foreign - Morocco
Heads of State - Morocco
Capitol (Williamsburg, Va.)
Block 08. Building 11.

Description

King Muhammad V of Morocco in the Capitol. King Muhammad visited Colonial Williamsburg in 1957 as part of a regular state visit. Colonial Williamsburg President Carlisle Humelsine invited the King to luncheon at Christiana Campbell's Tavern, a favorite of George Washington. During the luncheon, the King accidentally placed a scoop of salt in his juice instead of sugar. This was due to the nature of 18th century table setting, which the tavern still followed. After taking a drink, the King spat out the juice, yelling that he had been poisoned. Royal guards and Secret Service members jumped to assist the King. The tense moment was alleviated when President Humelsine realized and explained what had happened.

Creator

Crane, John

Date

1957-11

Date Created

1957-11

Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

57-JC-3267-43

Rights Holder

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

Original Format

Gelatin silver print

Physical Dimensions

8x10 inches

Files

57-JC-3267-43.jpg

Citation

Crane, John, “King Muhammad V of Morocco,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed June 26, 2017, http://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/688.