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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 Apollo Room, 1935. The Apollo Room at the Raleigh Tavern was the frequent scene of both jollity and consequence. Dinners and dances rivaled in elegance those at the Palace and burgesses reconvened at the tavern when they…

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Recto and verso of postcard featuring an African American costumed interpreter known as "Aunt Mary" who demonstrated colonial cooking techniques in the Governor's Palace Kitchen during the 1930s. This postcard is part of a series produced by The…

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Recto and verso of postcard illustrated with a drawing by Charles H. Overly of the Governor's Palace Kitchen. The sketch depicts two costumed interpreters demonstrating colonial food preparation techniques by the large open fireplace. Overly…

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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 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 of the interior of the Great Hall of the Wren Building, College of William & Mary, taken by F.S. Lincoln in 1935. It is the eighth slide in a set produced by the Pacific Stereopticon Co. of Los Angeles, California, now…

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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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Interior view of the Public Gaol Keeper's Quarters, 1935. Opened as an exhibition building in April 1936,  the Public Gaol is one of the surviving  original buildings restored to its eighteenth-century appearance.  This room served as a place for the…

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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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Interior of the Dining Room in the Governor's Palace, 1935. The painting on the wall may be a portrait of the young Prince William, Duke of Gloucester (1689-1700), son of the future Queen Anne. (This painting is possibly a former loan to the museum).…

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Interior detail of the mantel in the Parlor of the Governor's Palace, 1935. The mantelpiece features marble inlay, highlighted by a delicately carved bas-relief scene of deer in a forest in the top-center marble panel above the fireplace. …

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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 detail of the mantel in the Upper Middle Room of the Governor's Palace, 1935. The mantelpiece surrounding the fireplace exhibits richly carved neo-classical ornamentation. The room's former hand-tooled leather wall coverings are also…

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Interior of the Upper Middle Room in the Governor's Palace, 1935. Among other furnishings, a beautiful desk (accession # 1930-210), made of mahogany, white pine, and ash, stands against the wall to the left.The room's former hand-tooled leather wall…

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Interior of the Governor's Bedroom in the Governor's Palace, view from the bed, 1935. Among the furnishings pictured in the room, a large chest on chest (accession # 1935-343), made of mahogany and white pine, stands against the wall to the left.…

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Interior of the Governor's Office in the Governor's Palace, 1935. Interior furnishings and decor reflect curators' views in the 1930s as to how Williamsburg's historic interiors may have looked in the eighteenth century. Nevertheless, with new…

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Interior detail of the Governor's Office fireplace in the Governor's Palace, 1935. The mantelpiece surrounding the fireplace exhibits richly carved neo-classical ornamentation, and a stately tall clock stands in the corner. Interior furnishings and…

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Detail photo of fireplace in the Great Room of the Market Square Tavern taken by F.S. Lincoln, 1935. The original tavern structure burned down in 1859 but the remains of the original foundations allowed for the restoration of the building to its…

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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…
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