Aunt Mary

Title

Aunt Mary

Subject

Albertype Co.
Postcards - Virginia - Williamsburg
Governor's Palace (Williamsburg, Va.)
Block 20. Building 03J.
Kitchens - Virginia - Williamsburg

Description

Recto and verso of postcard illustrated with a reproduction of a painting titled "Aunt Mary" by Eleanor R. Craighill. The African American costumed interpreter is seated on a chair in the Governor's Palace Kitchen at Colonial Williamsburg. This postcard is part of a series produced by The Albertype Co. of Brooklyn, New York, during the 1930s and is an example of a early efforts to promote the Governor's Palace after it opened as a exhibition building in April 1934.

According to the card's caption: "'Aunt Mary,' born a slave and one of the old cooks of Williamsburg, is now the custodian of the kitchen of the restored Governor's Palace in Williamsburg, Virginia."

Creator

Albertype Co.

Date

ca.1935

Is Part Of

Postcard Collection

Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

AV-2007-01-01-R

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

AV-2007-01-01-R.jpg
AV-2007-01-01-V.jpg

Citation

Albertype Co., “Aunt Mary,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed June 20, 2019, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/608.