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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. Burgesses reconvened at the tavern when they were dissolved by royal governors prior to the…

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The Raleigh Tavern opened in 1932 as one of the earliest exhibition buildings at Colonial Williamsburg. One of the rooms open to visitors was the Daphne Room, a private room offered to tavern guests for holding meals and meetings. Interior decor for…

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Interior of the Raleigh Tavern's Daphne dining room, 1935. The Daphne 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…

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Interior of the Raleigh Tavern's Daphne dining room, 1935. 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 were…

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Interior of Raleigh Tavern's Common Dining Room, 1935. The Raleigh Tavern was the frequent scene of both jollity and consequence. Burned to the ground in 1859, the tavern was reconstructed from published illustrations, insurance policies, and…

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Interior of Raleigh Tavern's Common Dining Room, 1935. The portrait above the fireplace features the Marquis de Lafayette (accession # 1930-593), the young French major general who commanded an American division under General Washington at the 1781…

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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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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…

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Interior of the Raleigh Tavern's Daphne dining room, 1935. The family portrait on the wall, entitled Family Group With Two Servants, was painted in England in 1790 (accession #1939-290).  Under the portrait, two mahogany knife boxes (accession…

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Interior of the Raleigh Tavern's Common Dining Room, 1935. The Raleigh Tavern was the frequent scene of both jollity and consequence. Burned to the ground in 1859, the tavern was reconstructed from published illustrations, insurance policies, and…

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Interior of Raleigh Tavern's Common Dining Room, detail of the fireplace and mantelpiece, 1935. The Raleigh Tavern was the frequent scene of both jollity and consequence. Burned to the ground in 1859, the tavern was reconstructed from published…

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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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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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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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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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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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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, detail of the fireplace in the main entrance hall, 1935. Richly carved wooden wall paneling, marble floor tiling, and a marble mantelpiece exhibit the wealth and power of the royal governor, who served as the Crown's…

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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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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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