Supper Room, Governor's Palace

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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 color photo of an African American costumed interpreter lighting a chandelier in the Supper Room of the Governor's Palace. This official Colonial Williamsburg postcard produced by H.S. Crocker Co., Inc. is an example of a 1950s card created to meet a growing need for souvenirs as visitation to the museum increased.

The caption reads: "Lighting the candles in the Supper Room of the Governor's Palace where eighteenth century guests refreshed themselves after an evening of dancing in the Ballroom. The Chinese hand-painted rice paper on the wall, and the pagoda-like form over the door, show how China and India influenced the taste of the day."

Creator

H.S. Crocker Co., Inc.

Date

ca. 1950s

Is Part Of

Postcard Collection

Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

AVPC-053-R
AVPC-053-V

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

H.S. Crocker Co., Inc., “Supper Room, Governor's Palace,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed September 23, 2021, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/611.