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(14) Home of Washington, preserved in memory of the Republic's founder, Mount Vernon, Virginia., 1908

 Item — Container: Waldsmith Collection - Box 1
Identifier: RP-3216 ; ST-7154 ; Waldsmith 208

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.


  • Copyright: 1908


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





Spanish; Castilian


Physical Description

Stereoscopic view of the east front of the Mansion at Mount Vernon. View includes the south porch and visitors lounging and strolling on the east lawn. Mounted on gray board. Publisher's imprint on the front of the board reads: Underwood & Underwood, Publishers. New York. London. Toronto-Canada. Ottawa-Kansas. Works and Studios - Sun Sculpture trademark. Washington, D. C. Arlington, N. J. Littleton, N. H. Title - (14) Home of Washington preserved in memory of the Republic's founder, Mount Vernon, Virginia. Copyright 1908 by Underwood & Underwood. A history of the estate is printed directly onto the back of mount. Titles of the stereograph are printed in English, French, German, Spanish, Swedish and Russian.


7 in. x 3 1/2 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