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Mowing Twelve-Acre Field at Mount Vernon, July 1938

 Item — Box: 20
Identifier: BW-1258

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: July 1938


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


Related Materials

A 5 in. x 3 7/16 in. copy with the acession number "RP-2144 ; Photo-6607bii" appears in Box 20.

Related Materials

Related image appears in Box 20, one of the unidentified workers is standing in the unmowed grass as if to indicate its height. This image has the accession number "BW-1258a."

Physical Description

Black and white photograph of MVLA personnel mowing the 12-acre field. John Webster is driving the tractor and Norman Grimsley is seated on mowing attachment.


5 3/16 in. x 3 1/16 in.

Processing Information

Accession number "RP-2144 ; Photo-6607bi" appears on the reverse of the image.

Repository Details

Part of the Photo Archives of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association Repository

P.O. Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121 United States