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Copy Photograph of Wash House Yard, April 1947

 Item — Box: 20
Identifier: BW-2370-2

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 1947


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


Physical Description

Black and white copy photograph the coach house and the adjacent laundry yard. The image is mounted to a yellow piece of cardstock. A handwritten note on the border reads, "Wash House Yard." Additionally, there is a handwritten note in pencil on the yellow cardstock, "Wash House Yard [2370-2] Rephotograph of picture owned by E. Thomas Craig. Mar. 1947." In the photograph, an unidentified man is stands with a pair of mules next to the coach house.


overall: 6 1/2 in. x 4 in. image: 5 in. x 4 in.

Processing Information

Accession number "RP-2196 ; Photo-6657" 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