Mount Vernon., 1870-1875
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.
- Jarvis, J. F. (John Fillis), 1849-1931 (Photographer, Person)
- Jarvis, J. F. (John Fillis), 1849-1931 (Publisher, Person)
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 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. 135 Pa. Ave. Washington D. C. A label affixed to the reverse of the mount reads: Mount Vernon. Once the home and now the resting place of the immortal Washington. The Tomb contains the remains of Washington and his wife, Martha. The Mansion contains many historical relics, among which may be mentioned the Key of the Bastile (sp.), presented by LaFayette, portions of the military and personal furniture of General Washington, &c. No. J. F. Jarvis, Photo.
6 15/16 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
- East Lawn Subject Source: Local sources
- Mansion exterior 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