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Press Conference to Preserve Historic View, February 22, 1994

 Item — Box: 32
Identifier: 92720-4a

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.


  • February 22, 1994


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

Physical Description

Black & white photographic print of Mount Vernon's Resident Director Neil Horstman, Senator Paul Sarbanes of Maryland, Mount Vernon Ladies' Association Regent Carew Lee and Director of the National Capital Region of the National Parks Service Robert Stanton. The group poses following a press conference held at Mount Vernon on George Washington Birthday to introduce Senate Bill 1703 (Piscataway National Park National Park Expansion 1993). The bill authorized the expansion of boundaries of Piscataway National Park and enabled federal acquisition of currently unprotected properties within Mount Vernon's historic viewshed.


7 in. x 5 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