Clerk's Office, House of Burgesses

Title

Clerk's Office, House of Burgesses

Subject

Capitol (Williamsburg, Va.)
Historic buildings-Virginia-Williamsburg
Public buildings-Virginia-Williamsburg
Block 08. Building 11.
Photographic prints

Description

Interior view of the Clerk's Office in the House of Burgesses, Capitol Building, 1935.  Charles Willson Peale's portrait of Washington (accession # 1933-502, A&B) is featured prominently on the wall. In 1928, it was acquired by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. from Shirley Plantation, where it was likely exhibited since at least the late eighteenth or early nineteenth century (having been passed down through generations of the Carter family). Legend has it that Marion Carter Oliver agreed to the sale because Washington was not actually a family member.

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 research advancements over the years, the interiors of the Governor’s Palace have changed to reflect a more authentic and accurate view of the building’s likely contents and room arrangements.

 

Creator

Lincoln, F.S.

Date

1935

Date Created

1935

Rights

This material is protected by copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). For reproduction queries: Rights and reproductions

Is Part Of

F.S. Lincoln Photography Collection

Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

LC325P1

Rights Holder

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

Original Format

Gelatin or collodian printing out paper with platinum toning, mounted on board.

Physical Dimensions

8x10 inches

Files

LC325P1.jpg

Citation

Lincoln, F.S., “Clerk's Office, House of Burgesses,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed October 17, 2019, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/101.