Statue of Gen. Washington
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.
- Creation: 1856-1981
- Jarvis, J. F. (John Fillis), 1849-1931 (Photographer, Person)
- Greenough, Horatio, 1805-1852 (Sculptor, Person)
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.
From the Collection: 236 stereographs and 61 cabinet cards Photographic Prints
Language of Materials
Stereoscopic view of statue of George Washington by Horatio Greenough in Washington, D. C. The sculpture sits atop a pedestal that reads, First in the Hearts of His Countrymen. First in Peace. Mounted on cream colored board. The photograph's imprint on the front of the cardboard mount reads: J. F. Jarvis' Stereoscopic Views, 135 Penn. Ave. Wash'n, D. C.
7 in. x 3 1/2 in.