Supper Room, Governor's Palace

Dublin Core

Title

Supper Room, Governor's Palace

Subject

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

Description

Recto and verso of postcard illustrated with a photo of the Supper Room at the Governor's Palace. The Kodachrome image was taken by Walter H. Miller of Miller's Camera Shop in Williamsburg, Virginia.

The caption reads: "Supper Room of the Governor's Palace, Williamsburg, Virginia. Here guests at the many elaborate balls gathered for refreshments. This building has been reconstructed and completely furnished with 18th-century antiques following detailed inventories of the period."

The moldings exhibit richly carved Chinese and neo-classical ornamentation. A Chinese wallpaper pattern is visible on the walls, though it has since been removed.

Interior furnishings and decor reflect curators' views in the 1950s as to how Williamsburg's historic interiors may have looked in the eighteenth century. Nevertheless, with the advance of new research findings over the years, the interiors of the Governor’s Palace have changed to reflect a more authentic and accurate view of the building’s likely contents and room arrangements.

Creator

Miller's Camera Shop

Date

ca. 1950s

Is Part Of

Postcard Collection

Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

AV-2000-02-60-R

Rights Holder

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

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Postcard

Physical Dimensions

3.5 x 5.5 inches

Citation

Miller's Camera Shop, “Supper Room, Governor's Palace,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed September 22, 2021, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/610.