View from Old brick Barn to the North arched Gate, Showing the Butler's House, Old Family Kitchen and Supts. Office., 1880
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: 89 Linear Feet (Variety of container sizes based on photograph sizes and material types. Over-sized items are housed in drawers.)
Language of Materials
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  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.
6 15/16 in. x 3 7/16 in.
- Albumen prints Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Card photographs Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Mount Vernon (Va. : Estate) Subject Source: Naf
- Photographs Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- South Lane Subject Source: Local sources
- Stereographs Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms