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166 Tomb of Washington, Mt. Vernon, Va., 1902, April 14, 1903 (patented)

 Item — Container: Waldsmith Collection - Box 1
Identifier: RP-3216 ; ST-7154 ; Waldsmith 227

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 a collection of Washington statues and buildings honoring the first President.


  • Copyright: 1902
  • Other: April 14, 1903 (patented)


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 the Washington's tomb at Mount Vernon with several visitors. Mounted on gray board. The publisher's imprint on the front of the cardboard mount reads: The "Perfec" Stereograph. (Trade Mark.) Patented April 14, 1903. Other Patents Pending. H. C. White Co., Publishers. General Office and Works, North Bennington, Vt., U.S.A. Title: 166 Tomb of Washington, Mt. Vernon, Va. Copyright 1902 by H. C. White Co.


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