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Excelsior Series. American Views. Philadelphia, Penn'a. [Washington's Carriage], 1864

 Item — Container: Waldsmith Collection - Box 1
Identifier: RP-3216 ; ST-7184 ; Waldsmith 115

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.


  • 1864


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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

Stereoscopic view of 'Gen. Washington's Carriage' exhibited at The Great Sanitary Fair, Philadelphia. This coach actually belonged to Washington's Philadelphian acquaintances Samuel and Elizabeth Powel and is likely a near duplicate of the coach owned by Washington as both vehicles shared the same coach maker. Stereograph is part of the Excelsior Series - American Views published by Cremer. Mounted on orange board. Adhered label on reverse - James Cremer, Publisher of Stereoscopic Views, 18 South Eighth St., Philadelphia. Stereoscopes and Views, Wholesale and Retail.


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

P.O. Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121 United States