072814 The Wall at the Edge of the Lawn at Mt. Vernon, undated
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.
- Majority of material found in undated
- Detroit Publishing Co. (Photographer, Organization)
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 second photograph is numbered RP-2186 ; Photo-6650i ; 9 3/4 in. x 7 3/4 in.
Language of Materials
Existence and Location of Originals
A copy of the photograph is in the same container - RP-2186 ; Photo-6650i
Black and white photograph of view of south lane, adjacent brick wall and south lawn. Along the left of the lane are a row of outbuildings which include the coach house, wash house, smokehouse and storehouse. Across the lane, in the distance, is the gardener's house and to the right of the photograph is a partial view of the kitchen and dairy. On the lane stands a man next to the Powel coach hitched to a pair of horses.