Harrison Dodge with Honorary Doctorate from George Washington University, 1932
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
From the Collection: English
Photographic print of Mount Vernon Superintendent Harrison H. Dodge posing in an academic gown to receive Honorary Doctorate from George Washington University. Conflicting dates of 1931 and 1932. Dodge stands in front of the central passage entrance on the east side of the Mansion beneath the piazza. Mounted on paper support.
3 in. x 5 in.
- Dodge, Harrison Howell, 1852-1937
- Employees Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Mansion Interiors Subject Source: Local sources
- Mount Vernon (Va. : Estate) Subject Source: Naf
- Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union
- Photographs Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- From the Collection: Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union (Organization)