National Geographic : 1937 Apr
W dNauonai ueograpmnc society Dufaycolor Photograph byEdwin L.Wisherd FROM THE OLD CAPITOL DELEGATES WERE SENT TO PROPOSE AND TO VOTE FOR THE DECLARATION OFINDEPENDENCE Successor to the State Houses which had burned at Jamestown, it was constructed without chimneys, butin1723 two were added ontheclerk's complaint that the records were "exposed by the damps." The Burgesses, however, told him he must buyhis own fuel. Itwas aman's building, and the three girls strolling along the walk in costume are probably as close to it as their colonial lady ancestors were permitted, except atsocial functions which were sometimes held in the building. The trees in the foreground are paper mulberries.