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Mrs. Washington's Sitting Room., 1880

 Item — Container: Waldsmith Collection - Box 1
Identifier: RP-3216 ; ST-7184 ; Waldsmith 141

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

Extent

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

Language of Materials

English

Physical Description

Stereoscopic view of the old chamber in the Mount Vernon Mansion. Formerly called Martha Washington's sitting room. View towards the north wall shows a relic case positioned in front of doorway from the central passage. The Houdon bust of Washington is displayed within the case. Mounted on orange board. The photographer's imprint on the stereograph mount reads, N. G. Johnson, Photographer, No. 317 Pa. Avenue, Washington, D. C. Only Authorized Publisher of Mt. Vernon Views. The reverse of the stereograph has an adhered printed label - Mrs. Washington's Sitting Room. Adjoining the Family Dining Room and containing the most important relics. A faint stamp in blue ink reads: Copyright 1880 by the Mount Vernon Association.

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