Landscape Model - Terminal Area - George Washington Memorial Parkway, 1920s
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.
- Ritter, H.H. (Photographer, Person)
- United States. Federal Highway Administration (Architect, Organization)
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 of a landscape model of the terminal area where the George Washington Memorial Parkway ends at the Mount Vernon estate. Birdseye view of the parking lot adjacent to the traffic circle at the end of the parkway. The Texas Gate entrance can be seen in the far distance. Model created by the U. S. Bureau of Public Roads.
10 in. x 8 1/16 in.
- George Washington Memorial Parkway (Va. and Washington, D.C.) Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings
- Texas Gate Subject Source: Local sources