House of Burgesses in the Capitol

Dublin Core

Title

House of Burgesses in the Capitol

Subject

Capitol (Williamsburg, Va.)
Block 08. Building 11.
Public buildings - Virginia - Williamsburg
Historic buildings - Virginia - Williamsburg

Description

Lantern slide featuring a view looking towards the Speaker's Chair in the House of Burgesses, Capitol, Williamsburg, Virginia, ca. 1935. It is the thirty-sixth 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.

Located on the first floor (east wing) of the reconstructed Capitol building of 1705, this room served as a place for members of Virginia's House of Burgesses to assemble to discuss legislative issues. As a meeting room, it also served as the scene of many important political debates leading up to the American Revolution. The speaker's chair, which is original, provides a focal point in the main apse with a semi-circle of benches for members of the House along the walls around the room.

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-036

Rights Holder

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

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Lantern slide

Physical Dimensions

2 x 3 inches

Citation

Lincoln, F.S., “House of Burgesses in the Capitol,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed September 22, 2021, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/582.