Apollo Room, Raleigh Tavern, Williamsburg, Virginia

Title

Apollo Room, Raleigh Tavern, Williamsburg, Virginia

Subject

Raleigh Tavern (Williamsburg, Va.)
Block 17. Building 06A.
Taverns (Inns) - Virginia - Williamsburg
Furniture - Virginia - Williamsburg
Lincoln, F.S.
Lantern slides - Hand-colored - 1930-1940

Description

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 were dissolved by royal governors prior to the Revolution. Burned to the ground in 1859, it was reconstructed from published illustrations, insurance policies, and archaeology that uncovered most of the original foundations.

Interior furnishings and decor reflect curators' views in the 1930s as to what Williamsburg's historic interiors may have looked like in the eighteenth century. Nevertheless, with new research findings evolving over the years, the Raleigh Tavern's interior furnishings have changed to reflect a more authentic and accurate view of each room's likely contents and arrangements.

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-85

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-85.jpg

Citation

Lincoln, F.S., “Apollo Room, Raleigh Tavern, Williamsburg, Virginia,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed July 20, 2019, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/1141.