Public Gaol, View From Door With Gaoler

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Title

Public Gaol, View From Door With Gaoler

Subject

Block 27. Building 02.
Public Gaol (Williamsburg, Va.)
Historic buildings -- Virginia -- Williamsburg
Public buildings -- Virginia -- Williamsburg

Description

View of the gaoler from inside the door of the Public Gaol, 1935. In the foreground, a male costumed interpreter (representing the gaoler) stands outside the door of the gaol with a ring of keys on his arm.  Nicholson Street is visible beyond the fence of the Gaol, and the clock tower and cupola of the Capitol building are observable in the distance. "The gaolkeepers, who often served as custodians of the Capitol, were appointed by the governor. Gaolers had a rough and dangerous job for which they were paid a modest salary."

(Source: Michael Olmert and Suzanne Coffman, Official Guide to Colonial Williamsburg [Williamsburg, VA: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 2007], 74).

Creator

Lincoln, F.S.

Date

1935

Date Created

1935

Rights

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Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

LC373P2

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., “Public Gaol, View From Door With Gaoler,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed December 8, 2021, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/290.