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Mount Vernon., 1870-1875

 Item — Box: HPC - Stereograph - Box 1
Identifier: RP-7

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

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.


  • 1870-1875


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


Physical Description

Stereoscopic view of the east front of the Mansion at Mount Vernon taken from the southeast lawn, circa 1874. The porch and balustrade have been removed for repairs. Mounted on yellow board. Photographer's imprint on the front of the cardboard mount reads, J. F. Jarvis, Publisher and Dealer, Stereoscopic Views. No. 135 Penna. Avenue, Washington D. C. Several notes are handwritten on the reverse: Mount Vernon, 1876 [Note - balustrade returned to piazza roof in 1875]; Presented by H. T. Abbott, 1952; Stereograph of East Front by J. F. Jarvis, n.d.


7 in. x 3 7/16 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