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October 29, 2011

Smoking The Clay Pipe In Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia


This militia member takes a break to enjoy a little tobacco in his clay pipe in Colonial Williamsburg. Tobacco was one of the primary crops successfully grown and exported to create the financial base of the new colony. Although pipes were made of many substances, clay was the most common with shards found in most excavations. Tavern pipes were very common in public establishments. To read more about pipes in colonial times, click here.

12 comments:

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Interesting, that first time I know about clay pipes ...

biebkriebels said...

Ah, those were the days.

cieldequimper said...

At long last I can visit your blog again. For some reason, I haven't been able to for ages. Brilliant, as usual!

eileeninmd said...

Interesting post and a great photo.

Theanne and Baron said...

excellent photo...I like the back lighting...is Williamsburg having snow today?

jabblog said...

Clay pipes - wonderful hark back. Somehow clay pipes seemed so much cleaner:-)

Spiderdama said...

It looks not so very good, but the picture is great!
Hope you have a nice weekend:-)

Rebecca said...

I love how you caught the smoke. We have two of those clay pipes. They are used in our Colonial style decor - although they have never been smoked!

ρομπερτ said...

what great a detail to measure history. thank you for teaching. please have you all a good sunday.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Nice shot!

Karl said...

Great pic of this nice scene!

this is Belgium said...

one can smell the picture cross Atlantic!

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