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Recto and verso of postcard illustrated with a view of a carriage passing the front of the Peyton Randolph House, Williamsburg, Virginia. Back of card reads: "Home to one of colonial America's leading statesmen."

A horse-drawn carriage in front of the Raleigh Tavern on Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg, Virginia, circa 1930's

Interior of Governor's Palace Kitchen with costumed interpreter, Williamsburg, Virginia, circa 1930's

Costumed nterpreters stand next to the pillory outside the Public Gaol, Williamsburg, Virginia, circa 1930's

Costumed interpreters on the front steps of the Ludwell-Paradise House, Williamsburg, Virginia, circa 1930's

A cabinetmaker at work inside the Ayscough Shop, Williamsburg, Virginia, circa 1930's

Hand-colored photograph of horse-drawn carriage stopped in front of Raleigh Tavern on Duke of Gloucester Street in Williamsburg, Virginia, circa 1930's.

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

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.

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…

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.

Interior of Governor’s Palace Kitchen, 1935. The Governor's Palace opened to the public in 1934. In addition to viewing the lavish public rooms and private quarters of Virginia's colonial governors, visitors could also learn about colonial domestic…

Exterior of the Governor's Palace, north facade, viewed from behind the Palace, 1935. In the foreground, standing along the central path of the Palace's formal gardens, are three female costumed interpreters (once called "hostesses"), dressed in…

Exterior of Governor's Palace, view of front gate, 1935. A female costumed interpreter (once called a "hostess") stands in a gown at the front gate, while a carriage drawn by two horses stands in the front drive. Two male costumed interpreters,…

A Colonial Williamsburg costumed interpreter poses beside a wellhead within the Raleigh Tavern complex, 1935.

A carriage passes the southern façade of the Raleigh Tavern as it proceeds 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 background. A…

A Colonial Williamsburg African American costumed employee at entrance to Ludwell-Paradise House, Williamsburg, Virginia, circa 1950's.

African American costumed interpreter posing in Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area, Williamsburg, Virginia, circa 1950's.

Recto and verso of official Colonial Williamsburg postcard illustrated with a photo of cabinetmakers at work inside Hay's Cabinetmaking Shop.

The card's caption reads: "The Cabinetmaker and his assistant work with hand tools of the eighteenth…
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