Jamestown, Virginia postcards C0369
Published by George Mason University Libraries
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.
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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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.
Digitized versions of these postcards can be found here: Jamestown, Virginia postcards.
Jamestown, Virginia postcards, C0369, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.
The donor is unknown.
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 This collection used to be a part of the Virginia historical documents collection, C0034.
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).