Raleigh Tavern

Title

Raleigh Tavern

Subject

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

Description

Hand-colored lantern slide featuring photo of front entrance and sign of the Raleigh Tavern taken by F.S. Lincoln in 1935. It is the twenty-fifth slide in a set produced by the Pacific Stereopticon Co. of Los Angeles, California, now defunct, to illustrate the story of Dr. W.A.R. Goodwin's dream to restore a portion of Williamsburg, Virginia to its 18th-century appearance as a shrine to early American ideals.

The tavern's signboard and a fence stand in the foreground, while the front entrance of the building is visible in the background. A lead bust of Sir Walter Raleigh, the noted navigator-explorer, is featured in the broken pediment above the tavern's front doors. Eighteenth-century spelling was not exact and Raleigh most often wrote his name without the ā€œiā€.

The Raleigh Tavern was the frequent scene of both jollity and consequence. Burned to the ground in 1859, the tavern was reconstructed from published illustrations, insurance policies, and archaeology that uncovered most of the original foundations.

Creator

Lincoln, F.S.

Publisher

Pacific Stereopticon Co.

Date

1935

Is Part Of

Pacific Stereopticon Company Lantern Slide Collection

Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

PSC-025

Rights Holder

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

Original Format

Lantern slide

Physical Dimensions

2 x 3 inches

Files

PSC-025.jpg

Citation

Lincoln, F.S., “Raleigh Tavern,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed June 19, 2019, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/571.