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1009--Wall Street, New York, N. Y., U. S. A., 1890

 Item — Container: Waldsmith Collection - Box 1
Identifier: RP-3216 ; ST-7184 ; Waldsmith 066

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.


  • Creation: 1890


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

Stereographic view of Wall Street in New York City. A statue of George Washington at Wall and Broad Streets is by John Quincy Adams Ward. It was unveiled in 1883. Entitled "Taking the Oath as President," it stands in front of the Sub-Treasury Building which was the site of Federal Hall. The statue is 13-feet high and stands on 6 foot pedestal. Mounted on pink board. The publisher's imprint on the front of the card reads: Keystone View Company. Manufactures & Publishers. Meadville, Pa., St. Louis, Mo., San Francisco, Cal., Toronto, Can., New York, N.Y., London, England. 1009--Wall Street, New York, N. Y., U. S. A. The reverse includes a description of the sculpture and the significance of the site on which it stands.


7 1/16 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