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No. 1256. General Washington's Treasure Chest.

 Item — Container: Waldsmith Collection - Box 1
Identifier: RP-3216 ; ST-7184 ; Waldsmith 113

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.

Dates

  • 1856-1981

Creator

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.

Extent

From the Collection: 236 stereographs and 61 cabinet cards Photographic Prints

Language of Materials

English

Physical Description

Sterescopic view of Washington's iron 'treasure' chest. Mounted on yellow board. Photographed and Published by Kilburn Brothers, ----- Littleton, N. H. The iron chest is in Mount Vernon's Fine and Decorative Arts Collection [W-1964].

Dimensions

6 15/16 in. x 3 3/8 in.

  • Albumen prints Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
  • Stereographs Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms

Repository Details

Part of the Photo Archives of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association Repository

Contact:
P.O. Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121 United States
703-799-3600