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No. 990. Maid of the Mist, and Washington Statue, Public Garden, Boston, Mass.

 Item — Container: Waldsmith Collection - Box 1
Identifier: RP-3216 ; ST-7184 ; Waldsmith 063

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.


  • 1856-1981


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 a fountain statue of Venus titled 'Maid of the Mist' with an equestrian statue of George Washington by Thomas Ball installed in Boston's Public Garden. The bronze sculpture of Washington was commissioned in 1859, modeled in 1864, and cast and dedicated in 1869. Mounted on orange board. The photographer's imprint on the front of the card reads: Boston and Vicinity, John P. Soule--Boston, 199 Washington Street. No. 990. Maid of the Mist, and Washington Statue, Public Garden, Boston, Mass.


6 3/4 in. x 3 1/4 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