A Gentleman, a Cup of Tea, and a Nankin Bantam Gamecock at the Wythe House.

A Gentleman holding a prized Nankin bantam gamecock with a cup of tea resting on his knee at the Wythe House, Colonial Williamsburg - Cockfighting was a common leisure activity in the century, and people would place bets on the matches.

Morning paper and coffee at Charlton's Coffeehouse, Colonial Williamsburg - Visiting a coffeehouse for a drink, social companionship, and the latest news would be a part of the normal routine for many middle-class 18th century men, like those in both the Arsenault family in London, and the Ryders in the colonies.

Morning paper and coffee at Charlton's Coffeehouse, Colonial Williamsburg - Visiting a coffeehouse for a drink, social companionship, and the latest news would be a part of the normal routine for many middle-class century men

Emissaries of Peace EFT, Colonial Williamsburg. Peace ceremony with dancers and the Cherokee meeting with Timberlake. Photo by David M. Doody - We saw a Cherokee presentation last week, also.

Emissaries of Peace EFT, Colonial Williamsburg. Peace ceremony with dancers and the Cherokee meeting with Timberlake. Doody - We saw a Cherokee presentation last week, also.

Colonial America, 18th Century Fashion, Colonial Williamsburg, Historical Costume, Military History, Abigail Adams, Victorian Era Fashion, Vintage Clothing, Georgian Era

Woman carrying water at the rear of a column of Redcoats. "Under the Redcoat" re-creation of the British Army's 1781 Occupation of Williamsburg. Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area, Williamsburg Virginia. Photo by Barbara Temple Lombardi

Woman carrying water at the rear of a column of Redcoats. "Under the Redcoat" re-creation of the British Army's 1781 Occupation of Williamsburg. Photo by Barbara Temple Lombardi

Boy and girl in the Powell House garden.  Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area,  Williamsburg, Virginia Photo by David M. Doody

Boy and ogirl in the Powell House garden. Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area, Williamsburg, Virginia Photo by David M.

Colonial Williamsburg

A busy city street scene in Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area. Doody - I daresay Quebec wouldn't have been any different in this department.

Please come in.  Colonial Williamsburg, VA

Welcome to Colonial Williamsburg, VA! Love seeing them dressed in period costume.

Living In Williamsburg, Virginia: Strolling In Style, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

Williamsburg, Virginia - characters in their full Colonial costumes. Took our kids here a few years ago.

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