East View of Mount Vernon Mansion., 1884-1889
Scope and Contents
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.
- Dillon, Luke C., 1836-1904 (Photographer, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
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From the Collection: 236 stereographs and 61 cabinet cards Photographic Prints
Language of Materials
Cabinet card of the east front of the Mansion from the east lawn. Note the depression in the lawn that creates a pathway from the center of the piazza between the two small trees up to where the photographer stands leading to the deer park walk. The following text is printed directly onto the reverse of the cardboard mount: East View of Mount Vernon Mansion. Copyrighted by Luke C. Dillon, Photographer to Mount Vernon, Office at Pullman's Gallery, 935 Penn. Avenue, Washington, D.C.
Card mount: 6 1/2 in. x 4 1/4 in. Photograph: 5 13/16 in. x 3 15/16 in.
- Cabinet photographs Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Card photographs Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Mansion exterior Subject Source: Local sources
- Mount Vernon (Va. : Estate) Subject Source: Naf
- Photographs Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Piazza Subject Source: Local sources