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Mount Vernon. [Tomb], penciled date - April 1876

 Item — Box: HPC - Stereorgraphs - Box 2
Identifier: RP-398 ; Photo-3697

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.


  • penciled date - April 1876


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 Description

Stereoscopic view of Washington's tomb at Mount Vernon, hand colored. 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, D. C. 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. &c. NO. An ink stamp on the reverse reads: J. W. Needham Model Room, Patent Office, Wash'n D. C. Signature on reverse - Jennie A. Alden No. 39.


6 15/16 in. x 3 7/16

Repository Details

Part of the Photo Archives of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association Repository

P.O. Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121 United States