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Guards at Mount Vernon, July 31, 1933

 Item — Box: 31
Identifier: BW-752 ; RP-929 ; Pg-5361a

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: July 31, 1933

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.


2 Photographic Prints

Language of Materials


Physical Description

Photographic print of the guard force at Mount Vernon standing on the stairs to the Mansion's west front central passage. Front row, left to right: Fred Lacey, Walter Simms, Tom Ayres, Howard Collins. Back row, left to right: Manuel Rogers, Charles McCalley, Linton Deavers, William Permar, Ernest Costello. Dated 'August 1933' - log book lists date as July 31, 1933.


BW-752; RP-929; Pg-5361a - 4 3/4 in. x 3 9/16 in.; BW-752; RP-1078; Photo-5542 - 10 in. x 8 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