North Colonnade, 1937
Item — Box: 19
Identifier: RP-2123 ; Photo-6586
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.
- Johnston, Frances Benjamin, 1864-1952 (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 of the north colonnade looking south. The kitchen, Mansion circle and sundial, and the circle storehouse are all visible in the distance. On the reverse of the image, there is a handwritten note stating, "This print by: Miss Frances Benjamin Johnston, 1937"
10 in. x 8 in.
- Circle Storehouse, Clerk's Quarters and Paint Cellar Subject Source: Local sources
- Colonnade Subject Source: Local sources
- Kitchen Subject Source: Local sources
- Mansion Circle Subject Source: Local sources