Hostess in Governor's Palace Garden

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Title

Hostess in Governor's Palace Garden

Subject

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

Description

Hand-colored lantern slide featuring a photo taken by F.S. Lincoln in 1935 of a costumed hostess posing in the Governor's Palace garden. It is the forty-fourth 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 features a rear elevation view of the north and west facades from the pleached hornbeam arbor behind the Palace. In the foreground stands a female costumed interpreter, dressed in a gown and holding a bouquet of flowers. In the background stands the ballroom wing, an addition during the 1750s, and the royal arms are featured in its pedimented gable. The Palace's 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.

Creator

Lincoln, F.S.

Publisher

Pacific Stereopticon Co.

Date

1935

Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

PSC-044

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., “Hostess in Governor's Palace Garden,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed January 22, 2022, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/590.