Gen'l. Robt. E. Lee and staff, April 16, 1865
Scope and Contents
Collection of 80 photographs which belonged to Miss Sarah C. Tracy (later Mrs. Upton H. Herbert), resident secretary at Mount Vernon during the Civil War years. The pictures most of which are cartes de visite were collected by Miss Tracy; some were obviously presented to her, after the fashion of the day, and are inscribed. Besides the one of herself there are three of Mount Vernon which must date from the years of her residence. Others include Leeds Castle, the English seat of Thomas, Lord Fairfax; the President's House at the Soldiers' Home, Washington, D.C.; the Milwaukee residence of Mrs. Mitchell, Vice-Regent for Wisconsin; General Winfield Scott; General George B. McClellan; W. W. Corcoran of Washington, D.C.; George W. Riggs, Treasurer of the Association; Lord Fairfax; Prince Napoleon; Louis de Geofroy (of the French Legation, who accompanied Price Napoleon to Mount Vernon in August, 1861), inscribed; and Miss Nettie Chase, daughter of Hon. Salmon P. Chase of the Lincoln Cabinet. Also included are pictures of others, chiefly celebrated figures of the nineteenth century; these were probably acquired through gift or purchases, and not presented by the subjects themselves.
Gift of Miss Tracy's great-niece, Miss Caro Arnold of Montclair, N. J., 1953
- Creation: April 16, 1865
- Brady, Mathew B., approximately 1823-1896 (Photographer, Person)
From the Collection: 80 Photographic Prints
Language of Materials
Albumen print on carte de visite mount shows portrait of Lee seated with George Washington Custis Lee and Walter H. Taylor standing all in military uniform. The following text is printed at the bottom of the photograph: Entered according to Act of Congress by M. B. Brady & Co. in the year 1865 in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Columbia. The reverse bears a 2 cent, Blue U. S. Internal Revenue Proprietary revenue stamp and the photographer's stamp: Brady's National Photographic Portrait Galleries No. 352 Pennsylvania Av. Washington, D. C. & Broadway & Tenth St. New York.
2 7/16 in. x 3 7/8 in.