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Secretary Patrick Hurley's Daughter "drawing water" for Christening of new Steamer "George Washington", August 1930

 Item — Container: Box: 33
Identifier: RP-1137 ; Photo-5588

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: August 1930


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

Black and white photograph taken August 1930 of Secretary Patrick J. Hurley's daughter (Ruth Hurley) drawing water to be used in christening new US Line Streamer "George Washington". A film crew and photographers stand outside the dairy and Ms. Hurley emerges with a jug of water. The photograph is glued to heavy stock paper.


Overall paper support: 8 in. x 6 3/4 in. Photograph: 5 1/4 in. x 3 3/16 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