300th Anniversary Celebration of the Founding of Jamestown
Gouache, watercolor, and pencil
Virginia Historical Society
Battle Abbey Coucil purchase
In 1907 the fleets of the world congregated in Hampton Roads. The occasion was the 300th
anniversary of the founding of the nation's first permanent settlement. Jamestown had no facilities
to host a major international exposition, so Norfolk was chosen instead. Fifty ships from
eight major powers responded to the invitation of President Theodore Roosevelt. Normally, they
stretched out in line from Old Point Comfort to Newport News, but on special days they weighed
anchor and sailed on parade past the exposition grounds. One such occasion was Virginia Day,
perhaps the one depicted here.
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