Governor's Palace, Interior, Kitchen

Title

Governor's Palace, Interior, Kitchen

Subject

Block 20. Building 03.
Governor's Palace (Williamsburg, Va.)
Historic buildings -- Virginia -- Williamsburg
Furniture -- Virginia -- Williamsburg
Kitchens -- Virginia -- Williamsburg

Description

Interior of Governor’s Palace Kitchen, 1935. The Governor's Palace opened to the public in 1934. In addition to viewing the lavish public rooms and private quarters of Virginia's colonial governors, visitors could also learn about colonial domestic life and cooking techniques in the Palace Kitchen. A costumed interpreter added commentary and demonstrated food preparation.

Among the room's furnishings, a small white pine and maple side table (accession # 1933-83) is pictured against the far wall, underneath the window. To the left of the side table, on top of the dresser, stands a pewter gallon measure (accession # 1933-231) or half-gallon measure (accession # 1933-230). 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 advancements over the years, the interior furnishings of the Governor’s Palace Kitchen have changed to reflect a more authentic and accurate view of the building’s likely contents and room arrangements.

Creator

Lincoln, F.S.

Date

1935

Date Created

1935

Rights

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Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

LC327P3

Rights Holder

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

Original Format

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

Physical Dimensions

8x10 inches

Files

LC327P3.jpg

Citation

Lincoln, F.S., “Governor's Palace, Interior, Kitchen,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed July 22, 2019, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/167.