(14)-9516-Home of Washington, memorial of the Republic's founder, Mt. Vernon, Va.
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.
- Creation: Majority of material found in 1850-2010
- Underwood & Underwood (Publisher, Organization)
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. View includes the south porch and visitors lounging on benches on the east lawn. Note the workers on scaffolding next to the Mansion piazza. Mounted on gray board. Publisher's imprint on the front of the cardboard mount reads: European Publishers Underwood & Underwood (London) Ltd., Underwood & Underwood, Sun Sculpture trademark, New York & Ottawa, Kas. Works Arlington, N. J. (S 143). Title - (14)-9516-Home of Washington, memorial of the Republic's founder, Mt. Vernon, Va. Copyright Underwood & Underwood. The reverse of the mount includes a brief history of Mount Vernon. A history of the estate is printed directly onto the back of mount. Titles of the stereograph are printed in English, French, German, Spanish, Swedish and Russian.
7 in. x 3 1/2 in.