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Flower Garden looking towards School House in Distance, Prior to November 15, 1935

 Item — Container: Box 17
Identifier: RP-65 ; PG-4009/f

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

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.


  • Prior to November 15, 1935


Biographical / Historical

Though the photograph title states the distant building is a schoolhouse, there is not evidence to suggest that the building was used for such a purpose. Instead, it has been proven that it was a gardenhouse.


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


Physical Description

Black and white photograph of northwest corner of Upper Garden. Includes distant view of north garden house.


5 in. x 3 1/8 in.


Repository Details

Part of the Photo Archives of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association Repository

P.O. Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121 United States