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Opened as an exhibition building in April 1936, the Public Gaol is one of eighty-eight original buildings in the Historic Area that have been restored to their eighteenth-century appearance. Criminals ranging from debtors to pirates were confined in…

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Recto and verso of a postcard featuring an interior view of a prisoner's cell within the Public Gaol. The Albertype Co. of Brooklyn, NY produced some of the earliest official postcards for Colonial Williamsburg. This one promoted the newly restored…
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