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Colonial Williamsburg
Description: Travelogue from 1936 about the restored capital city of colonial Virginia, Williamsburg, Footage includes the campus of William and Mary College, Raleigh Tavern, the Capitol House, and business establishments which use colonial trade signs. Extensive footage of the Governor's Palace with tourists being led on guided tours of the surrounding grounds

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Clip #: MF-6F
Length: 9:36
Year: 1936
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1930s
Filmmaker: Andre de la Varre
Region: North America
Country: United States
State: Virginia
City: Williamsburg
Subject: Famous Buildings
Original: 35mm
Keywords:
1930s, 1600s, 1700s, American history, reenactments, recreations, recreated, historical districts, historic buildings, stagecoaches, horse carriages, colleges, gardens, houses, lakes, mansions, retail stores, shops, tourism, tourists, sightseeing, tour guides, theatres, theaters 01:00:00:00 Title card: "Andre de La Varre - The Screen Traveler presents 'Colonial Williamsburg.' Photographed & recorded by 'The Screen Traveler;' Released by Harold Auten." Williamsburg, Virginia College of William & Mary campus INT Wren Building, man opens front doors & reveals College Yard w/ Lord Botetourt statue, Duke of Gloucester Street in distance. VS College of William & Mary campus w/ historic buildings of colonial architectural style. Fašade Wren Building w/ Lord Botetourt statue in front. Fašade President's House & Brafferton Building. LS EXT dormitories built to restore colonial architecture. 01:01:39:06 Williamsburg, Virginia WS pedestrians & cars on Duke of Gloucester Street. VS EXTS & facades of buildings (local businesses) restored in colonial architectural style & street scenes around Duke of Gloucester Street. Fašade Williamsburg Theater (Kimball Theater). TD fašade A & P grocery store that is a colonial mansion. VS CU shop signs in colonial style - "Peninsula Bank & Trust Company," "College Pharmacy & Drugs," "Williamsburg Drug Company," "Travis House." 01:02:43:11 Williamsburg, Virginia VS EXTS & facades of buildings restored in colonial architectural style & street scenes in residential area. Fašade of Dr Blair's apothecary shop, Fire Department, Public Gaol (jail), public library, courthouse. Magazine building surrounded by scaffolding (under reconstruction). VS EXT Bruton Parish Church, people leaving Church. EXT George Wythe House, St George Tucker house, William Levingston house. 01:04:21:04 Williamsburg, Virginia VS EXTS & facades of buildings restored in colonial architectural style. VS private home gardens planted in traditional Colonial style. Woman walking through garden & smelling flowers. VS fašade & EXT Raleigh Tavern. CU sign & bust of Sir Walter Raleigh. Woman in contemporary (1930s) dress greeted in doorway of Raleigh Tavern by woman in Colonial period dress (costume). 01:05:33:11 Williamsburg, Virginia 17th Century stagecoach (horse-drawn carriage) driving up to Capitol Building. Women wearing Colonial period dresses (costumes) helped out of coach by drivers in costume. VS EXT Capitol building, 1930s cars driving past. CU tower at top of Capitol Building w/ British flag. 01:06:49:19 Williamsburg, Virginia TRACKING SHOT along Duke of Gloucester Street past Governor's Palace at head of Palace Green. VS EXT & fašade Governor's Palace w/ 1930s cars parked outside. MS visitors walking past wrought iron palace gate. LA CU statues of unicorns along top of gate. HA LS Palace Green. VS visitors (dressed in 1930s clothing) on tour led by "hostess" dressed in Colonial period dress (costume). HA kitchen court. VS fish pond. Visitors walking along banks of fish pond. 01:08:50:06 Williamsburg, Virginia Governor's Palace HA view elaborate & ornamental colonial garden. Woman in 1930s dress walking in garden & revolutionary burial ground. PAN row of boxwood trees w/ woman walking through pathway. LS woman sitting underneath pergola. VS EXT & fašade Governor's Palace. Title Card: "The End - A Screen Traveler Picture. Licensed by State of New York" 01:10:47:23 OUT


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