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Governors' Conference Visiting Washington's Tomb at Mount Vernon, April 28, 1932

 Item — Container: Box 33
Identifier: BW-337a

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.


  • April 28, 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: 147 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 of Col. Harrison H. Dodge, Governor Pinchot (PA) and members of the Governors' Conference visit George Washington's Tomb. Colonel Dodge is speaking while on his left Governor Pinchot lowers his head. An excerpt from the 1932 MVLA Minutes (page 46) reads: On April 28th, came twenty-two of the Governors who had been attending the Conference in Richmond. They were led by Governor Pollard of Virginia. After the usual ceremony at the Tomb, laying a handsome floral piece at Washington's bier, and a speech by Governor Pinchot, the next move on the program was to be received at the Mansion by the Regent and shown the "points of interest."


5 in x 3 in

Processing Information

Retro accession numbers on reverse - RP-1140 ; Photo-5591a


Repository Details

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

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