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Pilgrimage of Washington, Columbia, Potomac and De Molay Commanderies, of the District of Columbia to Mount Vernon in Honor of Washington Commandery No. 1 Knights Templar of Hartford, Ct., Oct. 16th 1872, October 16, 1872

 Item — Box: HPC - Stereorgraphs - Box 2
Identifier: 2018-VR-020

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.


  • October 16, 1872


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 a group of Knights Templars posed in front of Washington's tomb dressed in full uniform holding banners and flags. Mounted on peach colored board. Photographed and published by Bell & Bro., No. 319 Penn. Avenue, Washington D. C.


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