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East Parlor, 1880

 Item — Box: HPC - Stereograph - Box 1
Identifier: RP-369

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.


  • 1880


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-22 ; St-3045; Image identifier - DA_000049

Physical Description

Stereoscopic view of the Little Parlor including the harpsichord and relic case. Mounted on orange board. The publisher's imprint on the front of the stereograph mount reads: N. G. Johnson, Photographer, No. 317 Pa. Avenue, Washington, D. C. The Only Authorized Publisher, of Mt. Vernon Views. The label adhered on the reverse reads: East Parlor, Showing the Harpsichord, the wedding present of Washington Miss Nellie Custis, his adopted daughter, when she married Col. Lewis; also, the old Flute used by Washington. The room is now furnished by the State of Ohio, so as to appear as it was in Washington's time. Copyright by the Mount Vernon Association. An accompanying note explains the stereograph is a gift of Robert Waldsmith, October 1979.


7 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