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Subseries 5.2. Freemasonry, 1852-1915, undated

 Sub-Series — Box: 2, Folder: 23

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

Ephemera collected by Geo. Gregory Smart related to the memory and popular image of George Washington. The collection includes postcards, calendars, cigar boxes covers, stamps and first day covers, programs for anniversary events, books and pamphlets, hat stands, billheads, stationary, cartes-de-visite, playing cards, and puzzles. Some items are catchy such as a hat stand touting the motto “friends you can hang your hat on,” while others are designed to be more educational such as grade-school primers or the story of the presidents from the makers of Planters peanuts.

Dates

  • 1852-1915, undated

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research during scheduled appointments. Researchers must complete the Washington Library’s Special Collections and Archives Registration Form before access is provided. The library reserves the right to restrict access to certain items for preservation purposes.

Extent

From the Series: 9 Files

Language of Materials

English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections at The George Washington Presidential Library at Mount Vernon Repository

Contact:
PO Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121
703-799-3600