LaFayette's Room, Mt. Vernon Mansion [Blue Room], 1880
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.
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From the Collection: 236 stereographs and 61 cabinet cards Photographic Prints
Language of Materials
From the Series: English
Stereoscopic view of the blue room, formerly called Lafayette's room. View towards northwest corner includes part of the bedstead and fireplace. Mounted on orange board. The photographer's imprint on the stereograph mount reads, N. G. Johnson, Photographer, 309 9th St. Washington, D. C. Only Authorized Publisher of Mount Vernon Views. The reverse of the stereograph has an adhered printed label - LaFayette's Room, Mt. Vernon Mansion, so called in consequence of its having been occupied by General LaFayette when visiting Washington at Mt. Vernon. N. G. Johnson, Photographer, 426 7th St., Washington, D. C.
6 15/16 in. x 3 3/8 in.
- Albumen prints Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Blue Room Subject Source: Local sources
- 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