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The home of Washington Illustrated. No. 24; Mantel piece in Dining Hall., 1866-1878

 Item — Container: Waldsmith Collection - Box 1
Identifier: RP-3216 ; ST-7184 ; Waldsmith 020

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

Views of Mount Vernon spanning more than 100 years. The Robert Waldsmith Collection consists of approximately 300 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 a collection of Washington statues and buildings honoring the first President.


  • 1866-1878


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: 236 stereographs and 61 cabinet cards Photographic Prints

Language of Materials


Physical Description

Stereoscopic view of the fireplace and Vaughan mantel in the new room at Mount Vernon. Mounted on beige board. Part of a set of 40 views (No. 24). Photographed by (Alexander) Gardner, 921. Penna. Avenue, Washington, D. C. for the Ladies' Mount Vernon Association. On the reverse, a portion of the printed list of views (34-40) is covered by a paper label for 'Cornelia Van Wagemen.' Along the left border on the reverse is an ink stamp for 'Howard and Thelma Bendix, Montclair, N. J., Stereoscopic View Collection, View No. 297.' The date "Jan 21/70." has been handwritten in pencil.


6 15/16 in. x 3 7/16 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