First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt on the piazza at Mount Vernon, May 15, 1933
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.
- May 15, 1933
- Abbott, Harold T. (Photographer, Person)
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
Black and white photograph mounted on paper support. Eleanor Roosevelt visits the Mount Vernon estate on May 15, 1933 to enjoy tea with the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association during their annual council meeting. The First Lady stands with Mrs. Nathaniel Thayer, Vice Regent for Massachusetts, while Miss Mary Gowan Billups (in doorway, hand on chin), Vice Regent for Mississippi, and Mrs. Benjamin Streeter Warren (next to Billups), Vice Regent for Michigan, looks on.
3 3/16 in. x 5 1/16 in.