Mount Vernon. [Tomb]
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.
- Majority of material found in 1850-2010
- Jarvis, J. F. (John Fillis), 1849-1931 (Photographer, Person)
- Jarvis, J. F. (John Fillis), 1849-1931 (Publisher, Person)
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 Washington's tomb at Mount Vernon. The roof of the stable can be seen in the distance. Mounted on yellow board. Photographer's imprint on the front of the card reads: J. F. Jarvis, Publisher & Dealer Stereoscopic Views. No. 135 Penna. Avenue, Washington [remainder of text is covered by photograph]. A label affixed to the reverse reads: MOUNT VERNON. Once the home now the resting place of the immortal Washington. The Tomb contains the remains of Washington and his wife, Martha. The Mansion contains many historical relics among which may be mentioned the Key of the Bastille, presented by Lafayette, portions of the military and personal furniture of General Washington, &c. No._ J. F. Jarvis, Photo. A penciled note reads 'Before 1880.'
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
- Stereographs Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Tomb Subject Source: Local sources