Guide to the Jamestown, Virginia postcards, 1907

Jamestown, Virginia postcards C0369


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Repository George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center.
Title Jamestown, Virginia postcards
Date 1907
Physical Characteristics 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Abstract Two Jamestown, Virginia postcards from 1907.
Collection Number C0369
Language English

Historical Note

The Jamestown Ter-Centennial Exhibition was a World's Fair held in 1907 in Norfolk, Virginia. It was intended to be a celebration of the 300th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown and the colony of Virginia, following in the successful tradition of similar exhibitions across the United States. The fair was plagued with organizational and financial problems, and eventually was deemed a commercial failure, but did see some success in its exhibitions, particularly one on African Americans.

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Scope and Content

Two Jamestown, Virginia postcards from 1907. The postards depict an aerial view of the Jamestown Exposition of 1907 and a colored illustration of the founding of Jamestown, including portraits of John Smith, Pocahontas, and a group of Native Americans, presumably the Indigenous Algonquian People, also known as the Powhatans. The postcards were written and sent by separate individuals who likely attended the Exposition in September and April of 1907, respectively.

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Arrangement

This is a single folder collection.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions on personal use. Permission to publish material from Jamestown, Virginia postcards must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

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Related Material

The Special Collections Research Center holds many other collections about Virginia and its history. It also holds the Sallie Montgomery travel diary, which pertains to the Panama-Pacific International Exhibition of 1915.

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Index Terms

Geographical Names:

Jamestown (Va.)
Virginia--History--20th century

Document Types:

Postcards.

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Administrative Information

Alternative Form Available

Digitized versions of these postcards can be found here: Jamestown, Virginia postcards.

Preferred Citation

Jamestown, Virginia postcards, C0369, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

The donor is unknown.

Processing Information

Reprocessing completed by Amanda Brent in July 2019. EAD markup completed by Amanda Brent in July 2019. This collection used to be a part of the Virginia historical documents collection, C0034.

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Bibliography

de Ruiter, Brian. "Jamestown Ter-Centennial Exposition of 1907." Encyclopedia Virginia. https://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Jamestown_Ter-Centennial_Exposition_of_1907#start_entry (accessed July 12, 2019).

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Contents Lists

Box Folder
1 1 Jamestown, Virginia postcards, 1907
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