Jamestown 1630s: Harvey's Industrial Enclave
Credit: Colonial National Historical Park
Original Author: Keith Rocco
Created: 2001
Medium: Oil on canvas

Jamestown 1630s: Harvey’s Industrial Enclave

This modern painting depicts life in Jamestown in the 1630s. In the foreground, men, women, and children perform domestic duties such as carrying water, hoeing, chopping firewood, and tending to livestock. In the background is an industrial site, part of a failed attempt by Virginia governor John Harvey in the 1630s to diversify the economy and decrease the colony's dependence on tobacco.

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