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Welcome to an almost daily peek at our beautiful Williamsburg, Virginia which includes the "Historic Triangle" consisting of Colonial Williamsburg -the world’s largest living history museum- Yorktown and Jamestown.

March 11, 2010

One of Our Fine Colonial Citizens, Williamsburg, Virginia


Colonial Williamsburg is staffed by many period costumed characters. Here, one takes a break with his tavern pipe on Duke of Gloucester Street.  The long-stemmed clay pipes were used to smoke tobacco.  As a new tavern customer picked up the public pipe, he would simply snap off the end where his predecessor had place his mouth and light up.

7 comments:

lewi14 said...

What a nice and lovely portrait. It has that certain je-ne-sais-quoi.

Bill said...

Still sounds a little unhygienic.

gogouci said...

Fun photo depicting the habits of that time period. Interesting lesson about pipe history too.

Lois said...

How interesting! That is a great shot.

Marka said...

Interesting tidbit of history.

Matty said...

I like how they dress up in period attire. It gives a visitor the sense that they are back in colonial times.

Doreen said...

nice capture! love your blog with so much info of Williamsburg.

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