General Washington's Old Stable and Carriage House at Mount Vernon, 1880
Scope and Contents
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.
- Johnson, N. G. (Newton G.) (Photographer, Person)
- Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union (Copyright holder, 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: 236 stereographs and 61 cabinet cards Photographic Prints
Language of Materials
Stereoscopic view of Stable at Mount Vernon. The label on the reverse reads: General Washington's Old Stable and Carriage House at Mount Vernon, Built in 1745 by Lawrence Washington, of brick imported from England, and notable for its peculiar style of architecture and commodious dimensions. N. G. Johnson, Photographer, 426 7th St., Washington, D. C. Only authorized Publisher of Mount Vernon Views. A partial stamp on the reverse reads: Copyright 1880 by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association.
6 15/16 in. x 3 3/8 in.
- Albumen prints Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Card photographs Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Photographs Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Stable Subject Source: Local sources
- Stereographs Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms