(15) Tomb of America's greatest citizen, Washington, at Mount Vernon, Virginia., 1903
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.
- Creation: 1903
- Underwood & Underwood (Publisher, 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
Stereoscopic view of visitors at George Washington's tomb at Mount Vernon. Mounted on gray board. Publisher's imprint on the front of the board reads: Underwood & Underwood, Publishers. New York. London. Toronto-Canada. Ottawa-Kansas. Works and Studios - Sun Sculpture trademark. Washington, D. C. Arlington, N. J. Littleton, N. H. Title - (15) Tomb of America's Greatest Citizen. Washington, at Mount Vernon, Virginia. Copyright 1903 by Underwood & Underwood. A history of the estate is printed directly onto the back of mount. Titles of the stereograph are printed in English, French, German, Spanish, Swedish and Russian.
7 in. x 3 1/2 in.