Greetings from Historic Williamsburg

Title

Greetings from Historic Williamsburg

Subject

Postcards - Virginia - Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg (Williamsburg, Va.)
Souvenirs (Keepsakes) - Virginia - Williamsburg - Pictorial works

Description

A postcard set titled "Greetings from Historic Williamsburg. A Collection of images from Colonial Williamsburg." The cover page includes the Governor's Palace, a view of the Palace gardens, and the interior of Bruton Parish Church. Page two has the images of the Wren Building at the College of William and Mary, the Courthouse of 1770, and the Powder Magazine. Page three is a view of guests enjoying a meal at King's Arms Tavern. Page four are the images of the Colonial Capitol, Raleigh Tavern, and Bruton Parish Church. Page five has the rear view of Wythe House & Gardens and the interior of the Governor's Palace Kitchen.
Description reads: "A Visit in Pictures to Virginia's Colonial Capital. This is Williamsburg, the restored capital of the eighteenth century colony of Virginia. Here is the little city as it was for nearly a century when Williamsburg was the home of the Royal Governor and the center of a proud society.
Today the twentieth-century visitor walks the same shaded streets where men like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, and George Mason began their march into history. And here once more is the Capitol, where Patrick Henry roared his defiance of the Stamp Tax, and where Mason's Virginia Declaration of Rights become law. Here are the stately town houses, the modest dwellings of the townspeople, the taverns, shops, and public buildings.
Here craftsmen help to re-create the everyday life of the past. You can see the smiths, wigmaker, weaver, printer, bookbinder, baker, cabinetmaker, cobbler, apotheary, and silversmith making articles which for beauty and utility can take their place with the finest of the present day.
Here carriages drawn by spirited steeds still draw up before the gate of the Palace of the Royal Governors of Virginia, once the social center and symbol of royal authority in the colony. Formal gardens reflecting the influence of English taste upon the colonists still surround the Palace - gardens of boxwood, clipped hedges, pleached arbors, tulips, marigolds, hollyhocks, daylilies, crape myrtle, and magnolias.
Here in the evening by flickering candlelight one may tour the Capitol - visit the General Courtroom, the Governor's Council Chamber, and the Hall of the House of Burgesses - or sit in graceful surroundings at the Governor's Palace to enjoy a concert of eighteenth-century music played on instruments of the period.
Here is the College of William and Mary, founded in 1693, and Bruton Parish Church, where Washington and other patriots worshipped. Here is Williamsburg - seat of culture, center of learning, birthplace of freedom."

Creator

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Publisher

H. S. Crocker Co. Inc.

Is Part Of

Postcard Collection

Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

AV-99-11-00-R1, AV-99-11-00-R2, AV-99-11-00-R3,
AV-99-11-00-R4, AV-99-11-00-R5

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

AV-99-11-00-R1.jpg
AV-99-11-00-R2.jpg
AV-99-11-00-R3.jpg
AV-99-11-00-R4.jpg
AV-99-11-00-R5.jpg

Citation

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, “Greetings from Historic Williamsburg,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed June 20, 2019, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/1706.