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5619-Tomb of America's greatest citizen. Washington at Mount Vernon, Va.

 Item — Container: Waldsmith Collection - Box 1
Identifier: RP-3216 ; ST-7184 ; Waldsmith 206

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

  • 1856-1981

Creator

Extent

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

Language of Materials

English

French

German

Norwegian

Russian

Spanish; Castilian

Physical Description

Stereoscopic view of George Washington's tomb at Mount Vernon. Several visitors stand near the entrance. Mounted on gray board. The publisher's imprint on the front of the card reads: European Publishers Underwood & Underwood (London) Ltd. Underwood & Underwood, Sun Sculpture Trademark. New York & Ottawa, Kas. Works, Arlington, N.J. Title - Tomb of America's greatest citizen. Washington at Mount Vernon, Va. copyright Underwood & Underwood. U-186001. Printed directly onto the back of the mount is a brief history of the estate and the title of the stereograph in English, French, German, Spanish, Norwegian and Russian.

Dimensions

7 in. x 3 1/2 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