Penny Postcards: For Propriety’s Sake

Anytime is the perfect time to visit Colonial Williamsburg, but it can’t be fun to work as an historical interpreter in the summer, toiling outside in the humidity under all those pre-revolutionary clothes!

These postcards sent by Dave and Deborah Collins of Yorktown feature the elegant and historically accurate—but uncomfortably warm—fashions of bygone days.

Bootmakers Shop, COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG

Why, even while at work by the fireplace, this bootmaker wears his woolen stockings.

The Printing Office, COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG

This printer’s sleeves may be rolled up, but don’t assume he’s not burning up. Even as the owner of the craft shop, he’s practicing his trade by hand.

Spinning and Weaving Shop, COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG

Mobcaps are a must for any time of year, even 85-degree weather, even though they are itchy and provide absolutely no shade.

June 11, 2022

Star Gazing and Laser Nights

Virginia Living Museum
July 9, 2022

Star Gazing and Laser Nights

Virginia Living Museum
August 13, 2022

Star Gazing and Laser Nights

Virginia Living Museum