8083. Mount Vernon, Mansion Home of George Washington, Columbian Exposition., 1893
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.
- Kilburn, B. W. (Benjamin West), 1827-1909 (Photographer, Person)
- Kilburn, B. W. (Benjamin West), 1827-1909 (Publisher, Person)
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 a replica of the Mount Vernon Mansion constructed for the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois. Mounted on brown board. Photographed, Published and Copyrighted, 1893, by B. W. Kilburn, Littleton, N. H. James M. Davis, General Agent, 1015 Arch Street, Philadelphia. The reverse of the card bears a stamp from the Exposition's Department of Photography.
7 in. x 3 1/2 in.
- Card photographs Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Photographs Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Stereographs Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- World’s Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) Subject Source: Naf