College Creek, Williamsburgh, Va.

Title

College Creek, Williamsburgh, Va.

Subject

Albumen prints
Centennial Photographic Company
College Creek (Va.)
Rivers - Virginia - Williamsburg

Description

Once known as Archer's Hope Creek, College Creek is a tributary of the James River located in Williamsburg, Virginia. The creek bounded one side of the palisade of Middle Plantation, the 17th-century settlement that preceded Williamsburg. Along with Queen's Creek on the opposite side of the palisade, its waters offered colonists a mode for transporting tobacco hogsheads to the James and York rivers.

The Centennial Photographic Company most likely photographed this landscape scene due to the creek's associations with the recent events of the Civil War. The creek stood at one end of the line of fourteen redoubts built to defend the two main roads leading to Williamsburg.

Creator

Centennial Photographic Company

Date

ca. 1875

Rights

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Is Part Of

Marcus Whiffen Papers, MS1991.9

Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

D2014-SC-0002

Rights Holder

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

Original Format

Albumen print on board

Physical Dimensions

11 x 14 inches

Files

D2014-SC-0002.jpg

Citation

Centennial Photographic Company, “College Creek, Williamsburgh, Va.,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed September 22, 2018, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/520.