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Zoom in on United States Currency

from the article "Billfold-Size Essays in American History" in the winter 2014 journal.

Zoom in on Political Cartoons by William Hogarth

from the article "Ingenious and Inimitable, Artist William Hogarth Chided Authority, Ridiculed Pomposity, Mocked Religion, Pointed Out Misbehavior, and Invented the Satirical Comic Strip" in the winter 2014 journal.

Building the Tinsmith Shop

from the article "Meet the Tinmen" in the Autumn 2013 journal.

Luxury Quilts

from the article "Quilts" in the Autumn 2013 journal.

Civil War Jamestown in Photos

from the article "Civil War Jamestown: Defending the Confederacy at Fort Pocahontas" in the Autumn 2013 journal.

Zoom in on Pistole Coins

from the article "Life, Liberty, and No Pistole" in the Summer 2013 journal.

Historic American Buildings Slideshow

from the article "A New Deal for Old Places" in the Summer 2013 journal.

Of Follies Slideshow

from the article "Of Follies" in the Summer 2013 journal.

The British Herbal

from the article "Uncommon And Expensive" in the Spring 2013 journal.

Zoom in the Age of Exploration

from the article "Why Virginia Was Not Spanish" in the Spring 2013 journal.

Wit, Mirth & Spleen Zoom in on 18th Century Rebuses

from the article "Wit, Mirth & Spleen" in the Spring 2013 journal.

Painters and Paintings in Early American South

from the exhibit Painters and Paintings in Early American South opening March 23, 2013, in the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum.

Separated by a Common History Slideshow

from the article "Separated by a Common History" in the Winter 2013 journal.

Zoom in on Benjamin Waller's Letter

from the article "Physical, Intellectual, Biographical: Our Ideas of Privacy and their Evolution" in the Winter 2013 journal.

Zoom in on 17th Century Remains

from the article "Dead Men Do Tell Tales" in the Winter 2013 journal.

Zoom in on Wythe Court Records

from the article "The Poisoning of the Eminent George Wythe" in the Winter 2013 journal.

Zoom in on Washington's Wealth

from the article "How Did Washington Make His Millions?" in the Winter 2013 journal.

Zoom in on The Twelfth Amendment

from the article "A Great Deal of Noise, Whipping and Spurring: America’s First Disputed Presidential Election" in the Autumn 2012 journal.

Of Arms, Armorers, & Armories Slideshow

from the article "Of Arms, Armorers, & Armories" in the Autumn 2012 journal.

Zoom in on Mayan Calendars

from the article "Mayan Calendars" in the Autumn 2012 journal.

Politics and Religion Sparked End of World Fear Slideshow

from the article "Eighteenth-Century Millennialism" in the Autumn 2012 journal.

Zoom in on Prints from the Library of Congress

from the article "George Washington and the Evolution of the American Commander in Chief" in the Summer 2012 journal.

Zoom in on "The Use of Myth in History" Prints

from the article "The Use of Myth in History" in the Summer 2012 journal.

Zoom in on Architectural Drawings from the Restoration

from the article "Designers of Beauty" in the Winter 2012 journal.

Zoom in on Political Prints

from the article "Terms of Estrangement: Who Were the Sons of Liberty?" in the Winter 2012 journal.

Zoom in on illustrations for Yorktown's centennial celebration

from the article "The Duke of Gloucester Street Special" in the Winter 2012 journal.

Christmas Doors Slideshow

from the article "Yuletide Treasure" in the Autumn 2011 journal.

Zoom in on A Letter from Thomas Jefferson

from the article "A "Remarkable Meteor" Dims" in the Autumn 2011 journal.

Zoom in on 18th Century Almanack Covers

from the article "Staying Connected before the Age of the Silicon Chip" in the Autumn 2011 journal.

Zoom in on The Battle of Williamsburg

from the article "The War" in the Summer 2011 journal.

Prison Reform

from the article "Cruel and Unusual" in the Summer 2011 journal.

Zoom in on the James Fort Slate Tablet

from the article "James Fort, Lost and Found" in the Summer 2011 journal.

Under the Redcoat 2010

A selection of images from the 2010 reenactment of a 1781 struggle.

Historic Farming

Historic Farmers grow corn, tobacco and cotton using 18th-century techniques at Great Hopes Plantation.

Signers of the Declaration of Independence

from the article "What's Wrong With This Picture?" in the Winter 2011 journal.

A Letter from the President

from the article "Dear Eighteenth Century" in the Winter 2011 journal.

Colonial Literacy

from the article "Every Man Able to Read" in the Winter 2011 journal.

A Few of the Oldest Photos of Williamsburg

from the article "A Few of the Oldest Photos of Williamsburg" in the Winter 2011 journal.

Reflections on Reenacting

from the article "Reflections on Reenacting" in the Winter 2011 journal.

Seeds of Civil War

from the article "How the Founders Sowed the Seeds of Civil War" in the Winter 2011 journal.

Palace Concert Audio Slideshow

Quintet, Op. XI, no. 6 Allegro by John Christian Bach (1735 - 1782)

Ninety Delightful Days and More

from the article "Ninety Delightful Days and More" in the Autumn 10 journal.

Astronomical Etchings

from the article "Mumbo Jumbo Meets Its Match" in the Autumn 10 journal.

Early American Newspaper Advertisements

from the article "Sold on Reasonable Terms" in the Autumn 10 journal.

Livestock

from the article "Livestock as an Object Lesson: History Education on the Hoof" in the Spring 10 journal.

Ice Cream: The Process, Tools & Ingredients

from the article "Some Cold, Hard Historical Facts about Good Old Ice Cream" in the Spring 10 journal.

George Wythe Will - Zoomable

from the article "His Integrity Inflexible, and His Justice Exact" in the Spring 10 journal.

Historic Trades

from the article "Why Do We Cast Cannons, Make Wooden Wheels, and Build Coffeehouses?" in the Spring 10 journal.

Indian War

from the article "The Indian War" in the Spring 10 journal.

The Many Faces of Willie Balderson

The Many Faces of Willie Balderson, A Photo Essay from the Winter 10 journal.

Ossabaw Island Pigs

Feral American Breed Provides 400-Year-Old Genetic Link between Past and Present, from the article Ossabaw Island Pigs in the Winter 10 journal.

Record Snowfall

2010's first snowfall cloaks the Historic Area in glittering white.

The Signatures of the Declaration of Independence - Zoomable

Zoom in on the signatures on the bottom of the Declaration of Independence

Dunlap Broadsides - Zoomable

In the late afternoon of July 4, 1776, a copy of the Declaration was taken to the nearby print shop of John Dunlap, the official printer for Congress. The copies he printed are now called Dunlap Broadsides.

Zoom in on The United States Constitution

Zoom in on the United States Constitution

Patrick Henry's Resolutions - Zoomable

Patrick Henry, at a meeting of the Virginia House of Burgesses, proposed seven resolutions against the Stamp Act.

R. Charlton's Coffeehouse

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's newest 18th-century exhibition building is R. Charlton's Coffeehouse. Learn more

Coffee and Chocolate Pots

Coffee and chocolate pots whimsical and ornate graced the 18th-century table.

Laundries

Largest buildings in the eighteenth century backyard, from the article Laundries in the Autumn 09 journal.

A Colonial Williamsburg Christmas

Images from a Colonial Williamsburg Christmas, from the article A Colonial Williamsburg Christmas Under the Tree in the Autumn 09 journal.

Captain Smith Departs Map

A map, taken from Smith’s "Generall Historie," depicting his last journey in America in1609, from the article Captain Smith Departs in the Autumn 09 journal.

Carts and Wagons

from the Spring 09 Journal

Colonial Williamsburg Offices

from the Spring 09 Journal

Fourth of July

from the Spring 09 Journal

Chickens in Williamsburg

from the Winter 09 Journal

Zoom in on the Bill of Rights

from the Winter 09 Journal

Watercolors by John White

from the Winter 09 Journal

A Williamsburg Winter

from the Winter 09 Journal

Zoom in on The Declaration of Independence

Zoom in on The Virginia Declaration of Rights

Tools of the Trades

from the Winter 08 Journal

Little Iron Horses

from the Winter 08 Journal

Cockfighting

from the Autumn 08 Journal

Colonial Gambling

from the Autumn 08 Journal

4th of July Fifes and Drums Reunion

from the Fifes and Drums 50th Anniversary

Drummer's Call

from the Fifes and Drums 50th Anniversary

New Life for the Carolina Room

from the Summer 08 Journal

Powering the Eighteenth Century

from the Summer 08 Journal

Colonial Carriage Rides

from the Summer 08 Journal

Naturalization Ceremony

Smart as an Ox

from the Spring 08 Journal

Popular Culture Playbills

from the Spring 08 Journal

A Trial by Jury

from the Spring 08 Journal

Play Ball!

from the Spring 08 Journal

Of Rocks, Trees, Rifles and Militias

from the Winter 08 Journal

Drinking in Colonial Williamsburg

from the Holiday 07 Journal

Colonial Courtship

from the Holiday 07 Journal

An Actor Prepares

from the Holiday 07 Journal

Milking Devons

from the Holiday 07 Journal

Rare Sheep

from the Summer 07 Journal

Making Counterfeit Coins

from the Summer 07 Journal

Goods of the Trades

from the Summer 07 Journal

Colony to Country

from the Queen's visit, May 3-4, 2007

Queen Elizabeth II visits Jamestown

from the Queen's visit, May 3-4, 2007

Royal Luncheon at the Governor's Palace

from the Queen's visit, May 3-4, 2007

Preparations for the Queen

from the Queen's visit, May 3-4, 2007

Queen Elizabeth II visits Colonial Williamsburg in 2007

from the Queen's visit, May 3-4, 2007

The Queen's Visit to Jamestown in 1957

from the Spring 07 Journal

The American Cream Draft Horse

from the Spring 07 Journal

The Queen's Jewelry Box

from the Spring 07 Journal

Printer's Trade

from the Winter 07 Journal

The Weaver

from the Winter 07 Journal

Toolmaker

from the Holiday 06 Journal

Asynchronous Fashion Photography Interactive

from the Holiday 06 Journal

Turkey

from the Holiday 06 Journal

Revolutionary City

from the Autumn 06 Journal

Dog Buttons

from the Autumn 06 Journal

Town Coach

from the Autumn 06 Journal

The Apothecary

from the Autumn 06 Journal

Notable Williamsburg Visitors

from the Summer 06 Journal

Basketmaking

from the Spring 06 Journal

Hands

from the Spring 06 Journal

Revolutionary City

from the Spring 06 Journal

The Animals of the Historic Area

from the Winter 05-06 Journal

Kaleidoscope of Construction

The Dairy

from the Winter 05-06 Journal

The Brickmaker Trade

from the Winter 05-06 Journal

Spring in Williamsburg

Plants of an Age

from the Spring 08 Journal

Wreaths, Garlands, Ropes and Fruit

from the Christmas 05 Journal

Colonial Games

from the Christmas 05 Journal

A Feast for the Eyes

from the Christmas 05 Journal

Folk Art

from the Christmas 05 Journal

The Burk Duel

from the Autumn 05 Journal

The Doors of Williamsburg

from the Autumn 05 Journal

The Tailor Trade

from the Autumn 05 Journal

The Bindery Trade

from the Summer 05 Journal

Agriculture

from the Spring 05 Journal

Restoration of Montpelier

from the Spring 05 Journal

Scottish Slaves

from the Spring 05 Journal

Puppetry

from the Spring 05 Journal

The Funeral of Governor Botetourt

from the Spring 05 Journal

Pickpockets

from the Spring 05 Journal

The Fifes and Drums of Colonial Williamsburg

from the Winter 04-05 Journal

The Smokehouse

from the Winter 04-05 Journal

Henricus

from the Winter 04-05 Journal

Historic Trades

from the Winter 04-05 Journal

The Wheelwright Trade

from the Winter 04-05 Journal

The Joys of Toys

from the Christmas 04 Journal

Holiday Decorations

from the Christmas section

Images of Christmastime

from the Christmas section

Colonial Foodways

from the Autumn 04 Journal

About Faces

from the Autumn 04 Journal

Autumn in Williamsburg

Women in Trades

from the Spring 04 Journal

The Foundry Trade

from the Winter 03-04 Journal

Christmas in Williamsburg

from the Christmas section

The Cooper Trade

from the Autumn 03 Journal

Williamsburg in Winter

from the Autumn 03 Journal

African-American Interpretation

from the Summer 03 Journal

Snapshots from a Williamsburg Collection

from the Summer 03 Journal

Colonial Punishments

from the Spring 03 Journal

Medals Lasser Collection

from the Winter 02-03 Journal

The Miller and the Windmill

from the Autumn 02 Journal

A Cast of Colonial Characters

from the Spring 02 Journal

Magnified View of the Palace Graves

from the Autumn 08 Journal

Magnified View of Rochambeau's Speech at Williamsburg

from the Autumn 08 Journal

Zoomable View of the Frenchman's Map

from the Autumn 07 Journal article "In Search of the Frenchman's Map"

Five Wills from 1704-1799 - Zoomable

from the article "Wills Simple and Elaborate" in the Summer 07 Journal

Stuart's Presidential Portraits Zoomable

from the article "Presidential Proverbs" in the Spring 07 Journal

Jefferson's Constitution Zoomable

from the article "One of the most intriguing might-have-beens in American History" in the Spring 07 Journal

The Queen's Visit to Jamestown in 1957 Zoomable

from the article "Anniversaries and the Origin of History" in the Spring 07 Journal

Zoom in for a closer look at Tompion's clock

from the Summer 04 Journal article "Time for the Royals"

   





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