Stocks at the Public Gaol, Wiliamsburg, Va.

Title

Stocks at the Public Gaol, Wiliamsburg, Va.

Subject

Public Gaol (Williamsburg, Va.)
Block 27. Building 02.
Postcards - Virginia - Williamsburg
Historic buildings - Virginia - Williamsburg

Description

Recto and verso of postcard featuring a view of the stocks and pillory when they were located outside the Public Gaol. The platform provided a popular photo opportunity for early tourists to Colonial Williamsburg, Now re-located to Market Square, the replicas of 18th-century methods of punishment remain a favorite camera subject.

Back of postcard reads: "The Public Gaol, 1701-1704. This building dates from the beginning of the eighteenth- century and has been restored on its original foundations. It includes part of the original structure. The findings of archaeological and documentary research furnished a very complete record for guidance for restoring this unusual structure."

Creator

Tichnor Bros. Inc.

Is Part Of

Postcard Collection

Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

AV-2000-02-77-R
AV-2000-02-77-V

Rights Holder

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

Original Format

Postcard

Physical Dimensions

3.5 x 5.5 inches

Files

AV2000-02-077-R.jpg
AV2000-02-077-V.jpg

Citation

Tichnor Bros. Inc., “Stocks at the Public Gaol, Wiliamsburg, Va.,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed June 26, 2019, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/1256.