On our recent walking tour of Williamsburg, I was struck by the beauty of the colonial windows, both in terms of the reflections of the glass and what the windows contained.
I was first struck by the wigmaker's window:
Here's a close up of that window:
I've long loved church windows of all sorts. Below you'll see the windows of the Bruton Parish Church, a still-practicing Episcopalean church:
Below you'll see a colonial form of advertising (a refractory is a home kitchen or dining room), outside of the King's Arms, where we had a delicious lunch.
Of course, if you want to outfit your colonial kitchen, there are stores that could have helped you:
Modern stores also have windows:
Even in colonial times, shopkeepers would have wanted to appeal to gamers. And musicians. And anyone else who needed to entertain:
And who can resist a special window for writers?
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