The Capitol, House of Burgesses, Williamsburg, VA.

Dublin Core

Title

The Capitol, House of Burgesses, Williamsburg, VA.

Subject

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

Description

View of the House of Burgesses, Capitol, 1935. Located on the first floor (east wing) of the reconstructed Capitol building of 1705, this room served as a place for members of Virginia's House of Burgesses to assemble to discuss legislative issues. As a meeting room, it also served as the scene of many important political debates leading up to the American Revolution. The speaker's chair, which is original, provides a focal point in the main apse with a semi-circle of benches for members of the House along the walls around the room.

Creator

Lincoln, F.S.

Is Part Of

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

Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

HLS-99

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, House of Burgesses, Williamsburg, VA.,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed September 20, 2021, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/1155.