Capitol building, exterior, southwestern view from across Francis Street

Dublin Core

Title

Capitol building, exterior, southwestern view from across Francis Street

Subject

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

Description

Exterior of the Capitol building, south and western facades, viewed from across Francis Street to the southwest. Francis Street and the Capitol's south-facing lawn are in the foreground, featuring a female costumed interpreter wearing a gown and walking on a pathway. In the background stands the Capitol building, surrounded by the brick wall and southern entry gate. Rounded apsidal ends of the Capitol derive from Roman basilicas which contained such features in which public magistrates officiated. The royal coat of arms and clock are visible on the clock tower above the entrance to the building (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.

Date

1935

Date Created

1935

Rights

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Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

LC325P28

Rights Holder

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

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Gelatin or collodian printing out paper with platinum toning, mounted on board

Physical Dimensions

8x10 inches

Citation

Lincoln, F.S., “Capitol building, exterior, southwestern view from across Francis Street,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed October 22, 2021, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/140.