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American Elm #132 Planted by H.H. Dodge on Northeast Lawn, June 1932

 Item — Box: 19
Identifier: RP-2085 ; Photo-6546a

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.

Dates

  • June 1932

Creator

Extent

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

English

Physical Description

Black and white sepia toned photograph of an American elm tree on the lawn overlooking the Potomac River. The tree was planted by Mount Vernon's superintendent Harrison Howell Dodge who served in this role from 1885-1937. Photograph is mounted on card for stability.

Dimensions

5 3/16 in. x 3 3/16 in.

Creator

Repository Details

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

Contact:
P.O. Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121 United States
703-799-3600