Prince Philippe of Orléans, Count of Paris at Mount Vernon, October 8, 1890
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.
- Creation: October 8, 1890
- Dillon, Luke C., 1836-1904 (Photographer, Person)
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.
2 Photographic Prints : The printed photograph is adhered to a cardboard mount. A separate photograph from an unrelated event is adhered to the reverse.
Language of Materials
Black and white photograph of Count of Paris and group of dignitaries on the east lawn in front of the southeast corner of the Mansion. The view includes the south porch and balustrade. The photograph has diagonally clipped edges and is adhered to a cardboard mount. Below the photograph is an adhered newspaper article from the Public Ledger, Philadelphia, Thursday Morning, October 9, 1890, describing the visit.
Cardboard mount: 12 1/4 in. x 15 in. Photograph: 10 3/4 in. x 7 7/8 in.