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Aerial View of the Upper Garden

 Item — Box: 18
Identifier: RP-1991 ; Photo-6453i

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.


  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1850-2010


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 photograph in box 18. Dimensions: both 5 1/16 in. x 3 15/16 in. Identifers: RP-1991 ; Photo-6453iii and RP-1991 ; Photo-6453ii.

Physical Description

Black and white photograph of aerial view of the upper garden. View looks to the west end of the garden and includes distant view of north garden house.


5 1/16 in. x 3 15/16 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