Speaker's Chair

Dublin Core

Title

Speaker's Chair

Subject

Block 08. Building 11.
Capitol (Williamsburg, Va.)
Public Buildings-Virginia-Williamsburg
Historic Buildings-Virginia-Williamsburg
Furniture-Virginia-Williamsburg

Description

View of the Speaker's Chair in the House of Burgesses, Capitol building, 1935. 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. Located on the first floor (east wing) of the reconstructed Capitol building of 1705, the House of Burgesses 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.

Creator

Lincoln, F.S.

Date

1935

Date Created

1935

Rights

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Format

Jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

LC325P12

Rights Holder

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

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Gelatin or collodian printing out paper, mounted on board.

Physical Dimensions

8x10 inches

Citation

Lincoln, F.S., “Speaker's Chair,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed September 22, 2021, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/126.