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(1)-5684-Washington Monument (555 ft. high) from the N. W. - Washington, D. C.

 Item — Container: Waldsmith Collection - Box 1
Identifier: RP-3216 ; ST-7154 ; Waldsmith 075

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

Views of Mount Vernon spanning more than 100 years. The Robert Waldsmith Collection consists of approximately 315 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




Spanish; Castilian



Physical Description

Stereoscopic view of the Washington Monument from the northwest. A man sits upon a railing next to the Potomac River. The area was eventually dredged at the beginning of the 20th century. Mounted on gray board. The publishers imprint on the front of the card reads: European Publishers, Underwood & Underwood/London/Ltd., New York & Ottawa, Kas., Works, Arlington, N. J. The reverse of the card includes information about the monument and titles in five different languages.


7 in. x 3 1/2 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