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LaFayette's Room, Mt. Vernon Mansion [Blue Room], 1880

 Item — Container: Waldsmith Collection - Box 1
Identifier: RP-3216 ; ST-7184 ; Waldsmith 137

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 an international collection of Washington statues and buildings honoring the first President.

Dates

  • 1880

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

From the Series: English

Physical Description

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.

Dimensions

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

Creator

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