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Untitled [Mansion Circle], after 1888

 Item — Box: HPC - Stereograph - Box 1
Identifier: RP-1 ; St-3000

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.


  • Creation: after 1888


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

From the Sub-Series: English

Physical Description

Stereoscopic view of the Mansion circle looking west. A man stands in the center of the circle next to a granite pedestal with the sundial. Mounted on gray board. While the photograph is undated, the pedestal was erected in 1888 until it was replaced in 1916-1917. There is no fencing or post and chain around the circle so it likely dates closer to 1888.


7 in. x 3 1/2 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