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Mount Vernon. [Tomb]

 Item — Container: Waldsmith Collection - Box 1
Identifier: RP-3216 ; ST-7184 ; Waldsmith 174

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

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.


  • 1856-1981


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


Physical Description

Stereoscopic view of Washington's tomb at Mount Vernon. The roof of the stable can be seen in the distance. Mounted on yellow board. Photographer's imprint on the front of the card reads: J. F. Jarvis, Publisher & Dealer Stereoscopic Views. No. 135 Penna. Avenue, Washington [remainder of text is covered by photograph]. A label affixed to the reverse reads: MOUNT VERNON. Once the home now the resting place of the immortal Washington. The Tomb contains the remains of Washington and his wife, Martha. The Mansion contains many historical relics among which may be mentioned the Key of the Bastille, presented by Lafayette, portions of the military and personal furniture of General Washington, &c. No. J. F. Jarvis, Photo.


6 15/16 in. x 3 7/16 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Photo Archives of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association Repository

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