3050. Washington's Seat, Mount Vernon., 1870-1879
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.
- Kilburn Brothers (Photographer, Organization)
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
Stereoscopic view of the east slope of the Mount Vernon estate between the Mansion and Potomac River. The view includes the ice house tunnel and stairway just below the summer house (not visible). Ther is some staining on the cardboard mount. The reverse reads: Photographed and Published by KILBURN BROTHERS, -- Littleton, N. H.
7 in. x 3 1/2 in.