Colonists Leaving England for Jamestown

Colonists Leaving England for Jamestown 1907 Jamestown Exposition

Stock #: 313563
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
Publisher: The Concessionaire, The Jamestown Amusement & Vending Co., Inc
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Exaggerated reports and wild tales of the early voyagers to Virginia, that gold and silver were so plentiful, cooking utensils were made of them and that native children had been seen playing in the unexplored forests with strings of diamonds and pearls around their necks, created great excitement amongst the English people, who longed for this wealth