Hallway in the Mansion at Mt. Vernon., 1878-1883
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.
Conditions Governing Access
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From the Collection: 236 stereographs and 61 cabinet cards Photographic Prints
Language of Materials
Stereoscopic view of the Mansion's central passage looking towards the west entrance and the main staircase. Mounted on orange board. The photographer's imprint on the front of the card reads, N. G. Johnson, Photographer, 426 7th St., Washington D. C. Only Authorized Publisher of Mount Vernon Views. A printed label affixed the reverse reads: Hallway in the Mansion at Mt. Vernon. Giving a view of the old stairway, and the clock upon the stair; also showing the ponderous old brass knocker on the west door, so often handled by Washington's distinguished guests. N. G. Johnson, Photographer, 426 7th St., Washington, D. C.
6 15/16 in. x 3 7/16 in.
- Albumen prints Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Card photographs Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Central Passage Subject Source: Local sources
- Mansion Interiors Subject Source: Local sources
- Photographs Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Stereographs Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms