Mount Vernon Staff Inspect Washington's Bed, June 1973
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.
- June 1973
- Fisher, Robert B. (Photographer, 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
From the Sub-Series: English
Photographic image printed on paper with a typed caption. Image of carpenter Wilfred Neitzey with resident superintendent Charles C. Wall (standing) and curator Miss Christine Meadows inspecting the handmade sacking bottom newly made and installed on the Washington's bedstead.
8 1/2 in. x 11 in.
- Employees Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Mansion Interiors Subject Source: Local sources
- Meadows, Christine, 1932-2013
- Mount Vernon (Va. : Estate) Subject Source: Naf
- Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union
- Neitzey, Wilfred Henry, 1895-1988
- Photographs Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Wall, Charles Cecil, 1903-1995
- Washington Bedchamber Subject Source: Local sources