Christiana Campbell's Tavern

Title

Christiana Campbell's Tavern

Subject

Christiana Campbell's Tavern (Williamsburg, Va.)
Block 07. Building 45.
Taverns (Inns) - Virginia - Williamsburg
Postcards - Virginia - Williamsburg
Restaurants - Virginia - Williamsburg

Description

Official Colonial Williamsburg postcard featuring a photo of diners at Christiana Campbell's Tavern in the 1950s. The waiter holding the teapot in the center is Hugh Augustus Winfree, Jr., who worked for Colonial Williamsburg for ten years and often posed as a model in promotional photos. An aspiring artist, Winfree held an art exhibition at the Franklin House Dormitory, a housing unit for Colonial Williamsburg employees, in 1956.

The other waiter featured on the postcard to the left is Dick Owens.

According to the card's caption, "This well-known eighteenth-century tavern is operated today in the hospitable spirit of its colonial proprietors. Remembered by millions for its delicious seafood from the Chesapeake Bay, steaks, coffees and "Black Velvet" cocktails, Campbell's is one of Virginia's finest restaurants."

Creator

H.S. Crocker Co., Inc. for Colonial Williamsburg

Date

ca. 1950s

Is Part Of

Postcard Collection

Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

AVPC-81a-R
AVPC-81a-V

Rights Holder

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

Original Format

Postcard

Physical Dimensions

3.5 x 5.5 inches

Files

AVPC-81a-R.jpg
AVPC-81a-V.jpg

Citation

H.S. Crocker Co., Inc. for Colonial Williamsburg, “Christiana Campbell's Tavern,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed December 14, 2018, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/600.