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The Washington Homestead at Mt,' Vernon. Va., 1860-1862

 Item — Box: HPC - Stereograph - Box 1
Identifier: RP-20 ; St-3043

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.


  • 1860-1862


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


Related Materials

Stereograph same as RP-3216 ; ST-7184 ; Waldsmith 147; Image identifier - DA_003340

Physical Description

Stereoscopic view of the east front of the Mansion, c. 1861. The balustrade along the piazza roof has been removed for repair and stacks of cut grass or hay are gathered on the east lawn. Mounted on peach board. Printed on the reverse of the card mount - The Washington Homestead at Mt,' Vernon. Va. Photographed and Published by Bell & Bro., No. 319 Penn; Avenue. Washington, D. C. A note written in pencil read: Purchased from Argosy book stores, June 1956, $2.50."


6 15/16 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