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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.

January 29, 2012

Portable Lighting Colonial Style, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia


This costumed employee of Colonial Williamsburg carries a cresset down the street, complete with wood for burning The cresset - a woven metal basket on a pole - provides a raised light source much like a street light; only this one is more portable. 

3 comments:

GrandmaK said...

How interesting. I'd not seen anything like that before. Cathy

Robert Geiss said...

Amazing ! Thank you for sharing such interesting part of history.
Made me wonder, where we have come to.
Please have you all a good new week ahead.

Kate said...

You always manage to add such interesting information to you historical photos!

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