Mansion Circle - View Toward South Lane, 1922
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.
- From the Collection: Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union (Organization)
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: 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 looking south towards the South Lane. The Mansion circle with the sundial in the center is in the forground with the focus of the image on the two main buildings just behind this area. The family kitchen can be seen attached to the southern colonnade. To the right of the kitchen the circle storehouse is present, and behind this building additonal buildings line the streets of the south lane.
9 3/8 in. x 7 3/16 in.
- Circle Storehouse, Clerk's Quarters and Paint Cellar Subject Source: Local sources
- Colonnades Subject Source: Local sources
- Kitchen Subject Source: Local sources
- Mansion Circle Subject Source: Local sources
- South Lane Subject Source: Local sources