Billiards in Hanover Town, Virginia
DescriptionWatercolor on paper drawing of "Billiards in Hanover Town, Virginia", ca. 1796-1798, from the Latrobe Sketchbooks, by Benjamin Henry Latrobe. This scene features four players over a six-pocket billiards table, each holding a cue stick. There are two observers in the background near two large windows. Hanover Town, chartered in 1762, was a colonial-era tobacco town along the Pamunkey River. Following the American Revolution, the town declined and was ultimately abandoned. Its location is near Mechanicsville, Hanover County, Virginia.