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View from Old brick Barn to the North arched Gate, Showing the Butler's House, Old Family Kitchen and Supts. Office., 1880

 Item — Box: HPC - Stereorgraphs - Box 2
Identifier: PG-91 ; RP-2 ; St-3003

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


Physical Location

Stereoscopic view of the south lane and outbuildings at Mount Vernon with a man in the foreground. Note the corn crib built on the coach house site. The structure was removed and replaced with the restored coach house in 1894. Mounted on orange board. The photographer's imprint on the front of the card reads, N. G. Johnson, Photographer, No. 317 Pa. Avenue, Washington D. C. Only Authorized Publisher of Mt. Vernon Views. A preprinted label affixed to the reverse reads, View from Old Brick Barn to the North arched Gate, Showing the Butler's House, Old Family Kitchen and Supts. [Superintendent's] Office. The date [1880] is written in red pencil. A separate handwritten note reads: Gift through V-R [Vice Regent] for Mass., 1947. A portion of the top right corner has completely been torn away.

Related Materials

Stereograph same as RP-3216 ; ST-7184 ; Waldsmith 048; Image identifier - DA_000016


6 15/16 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