The Capitol, Williamsburg, Va.

Dublin Core

Title

The Capitol, Williamsburg, Va.

Subject

Capitol (Williamsburg, Va.)
Block 08. Building 11.
Public buildings - Virginia - Williamsburg
Historic buildings - Virginia - Williamsburg
Lantern slides - Hand-colored - 1930-1940
Lincoln, F.S.

Description

This image of the reconstructed Capitol shows its south and west facades. Rounded apsidal ends derive from Roman basilicas which contained such features in which public magistrates officiated. Completed during the reign of Queen Anne, the original cupola displayed the ruler's coat of arms. Gnarled trunks of paper mulberry trees appear along Blair Street - a reference to the early colonists' unsuccessful efforts to establish silk production in Virginia.

Creator

Lincoln, F.S.

Is Part Of

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

Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

HLS-98

Rights Holder

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

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Lantern Slide

Physical Dimensions

3.25 x 4 inches

Citation

Lincoln, F.S., “The Capitol, Williamsburg, Va.,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed July 29, 2021, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/1154.