Charles Simms, April 23, 1917
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.
- April 23, 1917
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 print of Charles Simms, a tomb guard for the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, standing in front of Washington's tomb. Simms served in this role from 1913-1924.
5 5/8 in. x 3 3/8 in.
- Employees Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Mount Vernon (Va. : Estate) Subject Source: Naf
- Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union
- Photographs Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Simms, Charles
- Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Tomb Subject Source: Local sources
- From the Collection: Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union (Organization)