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CONTEST --"Washington's Farewell Address," [Group of winners], June 1896

 Item — Box: HPC - Cabinet Card - Box 2
Identifier: 2019-VR-026.001

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.


  • June 1896


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

Card photograph of CONTEST -- "Washington's Farewell Address", featuring a group of students who were recognized for either reading the address or submitting a written explanations about the subject. In the below caption the individuals have been listed and numbered with the corresponding number written on their likeness [Reading: 1. Kittie Smith, 2. Florence Rising, 3. Bruce Thompson, 7. Ethel Rich; Written Examination: 4. Louis Chapin, 5. Fred Smith, 6. Benjamin Butler], Bridgewater, June 1896. The reverse of the photograph includes printed testaments and endorsements by State Superintendents on using Washington's Farewell Address as a school topic.


Overall: 6 5/8 in. x 4 3/8 in. Photograph: 5 9/16 in. x 3 1/4 in.

Repository Details

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

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