Tree planting by the Prince of Wales near Washington's tomb at Mount Vernon, November 13, 1919
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.
- November 13, 1919
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
Black and white photographic print of the tree planting by the Prince of Wales during his visit to Mount Vernon on November 13, 1919. This press photograph was taken during the ceremonial planting. Others present include: Col. H. H. Dodge (superintendent of Mount Vernon) and tomb guard Charles Simms as well as members accompanying His Highness.
4 3/4 in. x 4 in.
- From the Collection: Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union (Organization)