Debtor's Cell of the Public Gaol, Williamsburg, Virginia

Title

Debtor's Cell of the Public Gaol, Williamsburg, Virginia

Subject

Public Gaol (Williamsburg, Va.)
Postcards - Virginia - Williamsburg
Block 27. Building 02.
Public buildings - Virginia - Williamsburg
Historic buildings - Virginia - Williamsburg

Description

Recto and verso of a postcard featuring an interior view of a prisoner's cell within the Public Gaol. The Albertype Co. of Brooklyn, NY produced some of the earliest official postcards for Colonial Williamsburg. This one promoted the newly restored Public Gaol after it opened as an exhibition building in 1936.

The caption reads: "Built about 1710. About ten years later an addition was made, called the General Court Prison for Debtors, containing such cells as these."

Creator

Albertype Co.

Date

1930s

Is Part Of

Postcard Collection

Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

AVPC-121-R
AVPC-121-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-121-R.jpg
AVPC-121-V.jpg

Citation

Albertype Co., “Debtor's Cell of the Public Gaol, Williamsburg, Virginia,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed October 16, 2019, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/702.