The Royal Governor, Lord Dunmore at the Governor's Palace garden. Colonial Williamsburg

The Royal Governor, Lord Dunmore at the Governor's Palace garden - Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

Reading of the Declaration of Independence at Williamsburg's Colonial Capitol.

Revolutionary City Book: public reaction to the reading of the Declaration of Independence at the Capitol, photo by David M.

Revolutionary City Book: public reaction to the reading of the Declaration of Independence at the Capitol, photo by David M. Doody.

Revolutionary City Book: public reaction to the reading of the Declaration of Independence at the Capitol, photo by David M.

African American Clothing : The Colonial Williamsburg Official History Site

Colonial Williamsburg - Experience life in the century at America's largest outdoor history museum

A Gentleman holding a prized Nankin bantam gamecock with a cup of tea resting on his knee at the Wythe House.

A Gentleman holding a prized Nankin bantam gamecock with a cup of tea resting on his knee at the Wythe House, Colonial Williamsburg - Cockfighting was a common leisure activity in the century, and people would place bets on the matches.

Patrick Henry circa 1764 in the House of Burgesses at the Capitol, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. Photo by David M. Doody.

The House of Burgesses was the most successful colonial assembly. These types of assemblies were the first form of government and helped create what we have today

Morning paper and coffee at Charlton's Coffeehouse, Colonial Williamsburg - Visiting a coffeehouse for a drink, social companionship, and the latest news would be a part of the normal routine for many middle-class 18th century men, like those in both the Arsenault family in London, and the Ryders in the colonies.

Morning paper and coffee at Charlton's Coffeehouse, Colonial Williamsburg - Visiting a coffeehouse for a drink, social companionship, and the latest news would be a part of the normal routine for many middle-class century men

Barmaid and bartender try to get a British officer to talk more than he should in the Raleigh Tavern's bar. 18th Century scene in historic Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. Photo by David M. Doody.

Barmaid and bartender try to get a British officer to talk more than he should in the Raleigh Tavern's bar. Century scene in historic Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia.

Drummer dressing in his bedroom in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia - "It doesn't matter which side you are on - once you put on your uniform and take up your weapon, you know there is no going back. You are going to war. And you can only pray that you will not do something you will regret for the rest of your life." "I am already starting to regret."

Drummer dressing in his bedroom, Colonial Williamsburg

Towards the end of the 17th century the vast wigs then worn by some men made it impractical for them to wear the fashionable broad-brimmed hat unless necessary. Custom dictated, however, that hats should then be carried beneath the arm. Rapidly, the hat began to be folded to make it easier to carry. In the 18th century this habit and changing fashions led to many sorts of folded or cocked hats.

Colonial Williamsburg journal, a popular history magazine about historic Williamsburg its people.

Two Nerdy History Girls: Colonial Williamsburg

Christmas in Colonial Williamsburg, Tailor's apprentice Michael McCarty.

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Williamsburg dress of yesteryear

Revolutionary City Book: "The Town is Taken" scene at the Capitol. Benedict Arnold speaking to townspeople with a guard of Redcoats. Photo by David M. Doody.

Revolutionary City Book: "The Town is Taken" scene at the Capitol. Benedict Arnold speaking to townspeople with a guard of Redcoats.

A busy city street scene in Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area. Williamsburg, Virginia. Photo by David M. Doody

A busy city street scene in Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area. Doody - I daresay Quebec wouldn't have been any different in this department.

Colonial Williamsburg VA.... love this place! When I retire I seriously want to work here as a re-enactor.

Christmas In Colonial Williamsburg: Daily Stroll VI

Thomas Jefferson at tea - Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

Likes: corner built in, molding, tall windows, window seat

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