Last updated: August 1, 2014
Jamestown - Keith Rocco Paintings
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Credit: Keith RoccoNottoway tribe bringing annual tribute to the governor of Virginia during the winter of 1690, a tradition that continues to this day.
Credit: Keith Rocco, artistA scene of a busy street in Jamestown, circa 1650 (Keith Rocco, artist).
Credit: Keith Rocco, artistVirginia Governor John Harvey (1630-35; 1637-39) helped to develop many of the industrial and craft operations at Jamestown early in the second quarter of the seventeenth century. The failure of his industrial ventures highlight both the extent to which development in Jamestown and the colony was linked to individuals, and the difficulty of creating commodities able to compete with tobacco (Keith Rocco, artist).
Credit: Keith Rocco, artistBy the early 1620s, Jamestown was slowly transitioning from an wilderness outpost to a town (Keith Rocco, artist).
Credit: Keith Rocco, artistExcavations at the home of William Sherwood, a prominent landowner in Jamestown during the late 17th century, have revealed a number of signs of the prosperity of the colony, including ornate ornamental plaster, Delft tile, and sgraffito ware pottery (Keith Rocco, artist).