Governor's Palace Kitchen

Title

Governor's Palace Kitchen

Subject

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

Description

Recto and verso of official Colonial Williamsburg postcard depicting an African American costumed interpreter shelling beans by the fireplace in the Governor's Palace Kitchen. Published by H.S. Crocker Co., Inc., the card is an example of a 1950s tourist souvenir marketed to a growing number of museum visitors.

The caption reads: "In this outbuilding of the home of the Royal Governor, food was cooked over an open fire, to be carried into the house by servants. The building was reconstructed with the Palace and is open to the public."

Creator

H.S. Crocker Co., Inc.

Date

ca. 1950s

Is Part Of

Postcard Collection

Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

AVPC-129

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-129-R.jpg
AVPC-129-V.jpg

Citation

H.S. Crocker Co., Inc., “Governor's Palace Kitchen,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed October 18, 2019, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/615.