Mount Vernon estate, east lawn, circa 1900
Scope and Contents
The Historical Photograph Collection is largely comprised of materials created by or for the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association. Some of the earliest photographs of the estate were created and sold to visitors by the Association as a means of income. Those efforts helped to establish an important collection of 19th century views. The collection spans the 1850s to 2000s and includes over 140 linear feet of analog material providing a visual history of the Mansion, outbuildings, tombs, grounds, events, visitors, collection objects, personnel, and changes throughout the estate.
- circa 1900
From the Collection: 147 Linear Feet (Variety of container sizes based on photograph sizes and material types. Over-sized items are housed in drawers.)
Language of Materials
Black and white photograph of the east lawn looking towards the deer park wall, circa 1900. The view shows the metal fencing atop the wall and the adjacent pathway. There appears to be a black and white Holstein cow just beyond the fence. The Potomac River can be seen in the distance. The photographer's stamp appears on the reverse.
Photograph: 10 1/8 in. x 8 in.