Raleigh Tavern, Bar Room

Dublin Core

Title

Raleigh Tavern, Bar Room

Subject

Block 17. Building 06.
Raleigh Tavern (Williamsburg, Va.)
Historic buildings -- Virginia -- Williamsburg
Taverns (Inns) -- Virginia -- Williamsburg
Furniture -- Virginia -- Williamsburg

Description

Interior of Raleigh Tavern's Bar Room, 1935. The Raleigh Tavern was the frequent scene of both jollity and consequence. Burned to the ground in 1859, it was reconstructed from published illustrations, insurance policies, and archaeology that uncovered most of the original foundations.

Among the furnishings, earthenware jugs (accession # 1930-305) stand atop the cupboard against the right wall of the room.  Windsor armchairs (accession # 1930-64) surround a table in the center of the room. Interior furnishings and decor reflect curators' views in the 1930s as to how Williamsburg's historic interiors may have looked in the eighteenth century. Nevertheless, with new research advances over the years, the Raleigh Tavern's interiors have changed and evolved to reflect a more authentic and accurate view of each room's likely contents and arrangements.

Creator

Lincoln, F.S.

Date

1935

Date Created

1935

Rights

This material is protected by copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). For reproduction queries: Rights and reproductions

Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

LC326P7

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., “Raleigh Tavern, Bar Room,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed December 4, 2021, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/153.