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(E)-5618-Home of Washington, memorial of the Republic's founder, Mount Vernon, Va.

 Item — Container: Waldsmith Collection - Box 1
Identifier: RP-3216 ; ST-7184 ; Waldsmith 214

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




Spanish; Castilian




7 in. x 3 1/2 in.


Stereoscopic view of the east front of the Mansion at Mount Vernon. View includes the south porch and visitors lounging on benches on the east lawn. Note the workers on scaffolding next to the Mansion piazza. Mounted on gray board. Publisher's imprint on the front of the cardboard mount reads: European Publishers Underwood & Underwood (London) Ltd., Underwood & Underwood, Sun Sculpture trademark, New York & Ottawa, Kas. Works Arlington, N. J. (S 143). Title - (E)-5618-Home of Washington, memorial of the Republic's founder, Mount Vernon, Va. Copyright Underwood & Underwood. The reverse of the mount includes a brief history of Mount Vernon. 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.

Repository Details

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

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