Amos Fisher, 1912
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.
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: 147 Linear Feet (Variety of container sizes based on photograph sizes and material types. Over-sized items are housed in drawers.)
Language of Materials
Photographic head-and-shoulders portrait of Amos Fisher, Mount Vernon personnel. In November 15, 1913, Superintendent Harrison H. Dodge writes to the Regent [Miss Harriet Clayton Comegys] that Amos Fisher (over 85 years old), says he was the carpenter who shingled the Mansion in 1860. The surface of the photograph has been touched up. Photographer's stamp on the reverse. Note this photograph appears in a newspaper clipping found in the photo archives.
4 in. x 6 in.