Jamestown In 1907

Jamestown In 1907 1907 Jamestown Exposition

Stock #: 147206
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
Publisher: The Jamestown Amusement & Vending Co., Inc.
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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This view shows the present condition of the landing place of our first forefathers, and the seat of the first civil and religious establishment on the shores of North America. Jamestown, a peninsula of land at the time of landing on May 13, 1607, has since become an island and would, but for the protection afforded it y the United States Government, be gradually washed away by the James River, whose waters, as will be seen, have approached the very foundation of the precious and historical ruin of the old church. The town was burned during Bacon's rebellion in 1676, and it ceased to be the capital in 1699 when the seat of government was removed to Williamsburg, Virginia. Since that time it has been of no particular importance excepting from an historical stand point. (See Nos. 7, 16 and 17.)
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