Governor's Palace Kitchen, Williamsburg, Virginia

Title

Governor's Palace Kitchen, Williamsburg, Virginia

Subject

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

Description

Recto and verso of an official Colonial Williamsburg postcard featuring the interior of the Governor's Palace Kitchen. An African American costumed interpreter shells beans in a chair beside the large open fireplace. She is surrounded by colonial cooking implements, ranging from roasting pans to ladles.

The Governor's Palace opened to the public in 1934. In addition to viewing the lavish public rooms and private quarters of Virginia's colonial governors, visitors could also learn about colonial domestic life and cooking techniques in the Palace Kitchen. A costumed interpreter added commentary and demonstrated food preparation

The card's 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

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

Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

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

Citation

Published by H.S. Crocker Co., Inc. for Colonial Williamsburg, “Governor's Palace Kitchen, Williamsburg, Virginia,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed June 17, 2019, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/701.