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Advertisement, Hart, Schaffer & Marx from the 'The American Magazine', 1910

 Item — Box: 31
Identifier: HPC - Box 31

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.


  • Copyright: 1910


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


Physical Description

Full page advertisement (page 129) for Hartz, Schaffer & Marx advertising men's suits removed from 'The American Magazine.' The ad is illustrated with two men in suits in the foreground along with other visitors in front of Washington's tomb at Mount Vernon, copyright 1910 by Hartz, Schaffer & Marx. In the background is a partial view of an African American guard. The guard is circled in red pencil with an arrow pointing to an accompanying note. The note read, 'Will says Chas. Simms or Eaton Hammond, May-1910.' Note: Charles Simms doesn't become a tomb guard until 1913 and E. Hammond passes away in 1906. In 1910, Thomas Braxton served as the tomb guard. There is no evidence that any particular guard is represented in the illustration but if so, it would likely be Braxton.


6 3/4 in. x 9 3/4 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