Public Gaol, Williamsburg, Virginia

Title

Public Gaol, Williamsburg, Virginia

Subject

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

Description

Recto and verso of a postcard featuring a view of tourists posing in the pillory outside the Public Gaol. An official Colonial Williamsburg card published by the H.S. Crocker Co., Inc. and postmarked 1962, it depicts a popular gathering place for tourists to commemorate their visit to Colonial Williamsburg. The pillory and stocks have since been moved to a more centralized location outside the Courthouse on Market Square.

According to the caption, "Blackbeard's pirates, captured in 1718, were imprisoned here before being hanged. Debtors and criminals were confined here. Pillory, stocks, and whipping post are favorite camera subjects today. Open daily."

Creator

Colonial Williamsburg, Inc.

Date

1962

Is Part Of

Postcard Collection

Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

AVPC-029-R
AVPC-029-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-029-R.jpg
AVPC-029-V.jpg

Citation

Colonial Williamsburg, Inc., “Public Gaol, Williamsburg, Virginia,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed June 19, 2019, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/705.