Capitol Building

Dublin Core

Title

Capitol Building

Subject

Capitol (Williamsburg, Va.)
Historic Buildings-Virginia-Williamsburg
Public Buildings-Virginia-Williamsburg
Block 08. Building 11.

Description

This image of the reconstructed Capitol shows its south and west facades. Rounded apsidal ends derive from Roman basilicas which contained such features in which public magistrates officiated. Completed during the reign of Queen Anne, the original cupola displayed the ruler's coat of arms. Gnarled trunks of paper mulberry trees appear along Blair Street - a reference to the early colonists' unsuccessful efforts to establish silk production in Virginia.

Creator

Lincoln, F.S.

Date

1935

Date Created

1935

Rights

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Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

LC325P26

Rights Holder

Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Gelatin or collodian printing out paper with platinum toning, mounted on board.

Physical Dimensions

8x10 inches

Citation

Lincoln, F.S., “Capitol Building,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed October 22, 2021, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/91.