Debtor's Cell, Colony Gaol, Williamsburg, Va.

Title

Debtor's Cell, Colony Gaol, Williamsburg, Va.

Subject

Public Gaol (Williamsburg, Va.)
Block 27. Building 02.
Lantern slides - Hand-colored -1930-1940
Lincoln, F.S.
Historic buildings - Virginia - Williamsburg

Description

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 the cells to await their trials. Punishments for more minor offenses included time spent in the pillory or stocks outside where bystanders could heckle the offenders.

Creator

Lincoln, F.S.

Date

1935

Is Part Of

Peter Hornbeck Lantern Slides Collection, AV-2000.9, Box 2

Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

HLS-72

Rights Holder

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

Original Format

Lantern Slide

Physical Dimensions

3.25 x 4 inches

Files

HLS-72.jpg

Citation

Lincoln, F.S., “Debtor's Cell, Colony Gaol, Williamsburg, Va.,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed June 20, 2019, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/1128.