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Butler's House. Mount Vernon, 1884-1894

 Item — Container: Waldsmith Collection - Box 1
Identifier: RP-3216 ; ST-7184 ; Waldsmith 013

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: Views of Mount Vernon spanning more than 100 years. The Robert Waldsmith Collection consists of approximately 315 stereographs and cabinet cards by Alexander Gardner, N. G. Johnson, Luke D. Dillon, and others. Highlights of the collection include: several west front views of the Mansion, including the earlist known one by Frederick Langenheim, circa 1856; an early view of the tomb, circa 1857, and an international collection of Washington statues and buildings honoring the first President.

Dates

  • 1884-1894

Creator

Extent

From the Collection: 236 stereographs and 61 cabinet cards Photographic Prints

Language of Materials

English

Physical Description

Stereoscopic view of the circle storehouse formerly called the Butler's House looking down the south lane. Mounted on orange board. The full title printed on the reverse reads, 'Butler's House, Mount Vernon, Showing, near the Butler's House, and fenced around, the celebrated Magnolia Tree, planted by Washington in the year of his death, 1799. The leaves of this tree have been taken as mementoes to every part of the civilized globe.' Copyright by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Union Association. Luke C. Dillon, Authorized Photographer, Office at Pullman's Gallery, 935 Penna. Avenue, Washington City, D. C.

Dimensions

6 15/16 in. x 3 7/16

Creator

Repository Details

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

Contact:
P.O. Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121 United States
703-799-3600