Dining Room in the Raleigh Tavern

Title

Dining Room in the Raleigh Tavern

Subject

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

Description

Lantern slide featuring a photo taken by F.S. Lincoln of the Common Dining Room in the Raleigh Tavern as it appeared in 1935. It is the twenty-eighth 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 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.

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 advances over the years, the Raleigh Tavern's interiors have changed and evolved to reflect a more authentic and accurate view of each room's likely contents and arrangements.

Creator

Lincoln, F.S.

Publisher

Pacific Stereopticon Co.

Date

ca. 1935

Is Part Of

Pacific Stereopticon Company Lantern Slide Collection

Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

PSC-028

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-028.jpg

Citation

Lincoln, F.S., “Dining Room in the Raleigh Tavern,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed October 18, 2018, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/574.