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6221 T Where Washington Took Command of the American Army -- Washington Elm, Cambridge, Mass.

 Item — Container: Waldsmith Collection - Box 1
Identifier: RP-3216 ; ST-7184 ; Waldsmith 108

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

Curved stereoscopic view of the Washington elm where General Washington took command of the Army in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Mounted on gray board. Keystone View Company, Manufacturers, Copyrighted Made in U.S.A., Publishers, Meadville, Pa., New York, N.Y., Chicago Ill. London, England. The reverse includes a printed history of famous tree including its demise in 1923. Part of a series 400/200/100 - this view is 394 of the 400 series.


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