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Boxwood Garden, Mt. Vernon, Va., c. 1933-1935

 Item — Box: 18
Identifier: RP-2001 ; Photo-6463

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.


  • Majority of material found within c. 1933-1935

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.


From the Collection: 89 Linear Feet (Variety of container sizes based on photograph sizes and material types. Over-sized items are housed in drawers.)

Language of Materials


Related Materials

There are two copies of this photogrpah in box 18. Dimensions: 9 7/8 in. x 6 11/16 in. and 9 7/8 in. x 6 11/16 in. Identifiers: RP-1986 ; Photo-6449 and RP-1992 ; Photo-6454.

Physical Description

Black and white photograph of upper garden looking west, c. 1933-1935. Includes view of north garden house. Back of photograph includes text written in pencil and ink. The words 'Flower Garden' are written at the top of the back of the photograph. The additional notes include, 'Boxwood Garden, Mt. Vernon Va., green boxwood hedge, tan or very bright brown gravel walk, far building white with dull red roof, glass roof on building on far right.'


9 7/8 in. x 6 11/16 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