East Parlor, Mt. Vernon Mansion, 1880
Scope and Contents
The Historical Photograph Collection is largely comprised of materials created by or for the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association. Some of the earliest photographs of the estate were created and sold to visitors by the Association as a means of income. Those efforts helped to establish an important collection of 19th century views. The collection spans the 1850s to 2000s and includes over 140 linear feet of analog material providing a visual history of the Mansion, outbuildings, tombs, grounds, events, visitors, collection objects, personnel, and changes throughout the estate.
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: 89 Linear Feet (Variety of container sizes based on photograph sizes and material types. Over-sized items are housed in drawers.)
Language of Materials
Stereoscopic view of the Little Parlor including the harpsichord and relic case. Mounted on orange board. The publisher's imprint on the front of the stereograph mount reads: N. G. Johnson, Photographer, No. 317 Pa. Avenue, Washington, D. C. The Only Authorized Publisher, of Mt. Vernon Views. The label adhered on the reverse reads: East Parlor, Mt. Vernon Mansion, In which stands the case for the exhibition of interesting relics of Washington, containing a bust of Washington, supposed to be the original, by the French sculptor Houdon; his clothes, dress-sword, globe, and his Tripod with which he commenced life as a Surveyor. N. G. Johnson, Photographer, 426 7th St., Washington, D. C. Stamped in faint blue ink - Copyright 1880 by the Mount Vernon Association.
7 in. x 3 7/16 in.
- Albumen prints Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Card photographs Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Little Parlor Subject Source: Local sources
- Mansion Interiors Subject Source: Local sources
- Mount Vernon (Va. : Estate) Subject Source: Naf
- Photographs Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Stereographs Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms