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Tomb of Washington., 1884-1894

 Item — Container: Box 1 - Waldsmith - cabinet cards
Identifier: RP-3216 ; Waldsmith CC59

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 an international collection of Washington statues and buildings honoring the first President.

Dates

  • 1884-1894

Creator

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.

Extent

From the Collection: 236 stereographs and 61 cabinet cards Photographic Prints

Language of Materials

English

Physical Description

Cabinet card of Washington's tomb. A brick path leads to the front of the tomb entrance and potted tropical plants are placed near the path and tomb. The following text is printed directly onto the reverse of the cardboard mount: Tomb of Washington. Copyrighted by Luke C. Dillon, Photographer to Mount Vernon, Office at Pullman's Gallery, 935 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D. C.

Dimensions

Card mount: 6 1/2 in. x 4 1/4 in. Photograph: 6 1/16 in. x 3 15/16 in.

Creator

Repository Details

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

Contact:
P.O. Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121 United States
703-799-3600