Bowling Green and West Gate from Cupola , May 10, 1932
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.
- Creation: May 10, 1932
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
Black and white photograph taken from cupola looking towards the west gate. In the foreground is the Mansion circle with the sundial in the center. To the right is an unidentified man walking along the north serpentine path. The west gate can be seen in the far distance. The photographer's stamp appears on the reverse.
10 in. x 8 in.
Accession number "RP-2126 ; Photo-6591" appears on the reverse of the image.