Governor's Palace Garden

Dublin Core

Title

Governor's Palace Garden

Subject

Governor's Palace (Williamsburg, Va.)
Gardens - Virginia - Williamsburg
Block 20. Building 03.

Description

Lantern slide featuring photo taken by F.S. Lincoln in 1935 looking down on the formal garden of the Governor's Palace from a second story window. It is the forty-third 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 slide offers a view of the formal gardens behind the Governor's Palace, flanking one side of the Ballroom Wing. These gardens, designed by Arthur Shurcliff, include boxwood parterres and one dozen large cylindrical shrubs known as the Twelve Apostles, a feature often appearing in eighteenth-century English gardens. Near the top of the photo, a pleached hornbeam arbor is visible to the left. Just beyond the arbor is a small structure built into the garden wall that served as a privy (necessary). An earthen mound is also visible (featuring a stair and viewing platform on top), and served as the site of the Palace's original eighteenth-century Ice House.

Creator

Lincoln, F.S.

Publisher

Pacific Stereopticon Company

Date

1935

Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

PSC-043

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., “Governor's Palace Garden,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed November 26, 2021, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/589.