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Mount Vernon, the Residence of George Washington., circa 1859

 Item — Box: HPC - Stereograph - Box 1
Identifier: 2018-VR-022.010

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.


  • circa 1859


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


Physical Description

Stereoscopic view of the Mount Vernon Mansion from the northeast in a dilapidated state as evidenced by ship masts holding up the piazza. Several saplings have barriers built around the trunks. Mounted on yellow board. A label affixed to the back of the cardboard mount reads: “Mount Vernon, the Residence of George Washington.” Anthony’s Stereoscopic Views. No. 1414. Published by E. & H. T. Anthony & Co., Emporium of American and Foreign Stereoscopic Views, Chromos and Albums, 591 Broadway, opposite Metropolitan Hotel, New York, c. 1859.


6 3/4 in. x 3 1/4 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