Benjamin Powell Gardens and Kitchen at Williamsburg
A Museum Quality Print of the Benjamin Powell Gardens and Kitchen at Williamsburg. This scenic landscape shows the colonial structure situated behind the garden with smoke coming out the flue. In colonial times, due to the fires having to burn all the time to do the cooking, kitchens were usually a separate building. This way if the kitchen burnt the home was spared. In colonial Williamsburg Virginia, this is a working kitchen with a fire in the large hearth and workers preparing the foods as the Benjamin Powell family would have done over 300 years ago. The large garden in front was a necessity for survival. All the foods grown here was eaten fresh during the summer months, the excess was put away for use in the winter time. Picture #462 an original historical landscape print by Brandywine General Store.