Mount Vernon Stewards Prepared to Serve Event
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.
- 19th c.-1919
- From the Collection: Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union (Organization)
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
Color photographic print of Mount Vernon's house staff prepared to serve an event in the Bolton Building. Left to right: Rebecca Miller, John Payne, unidentified staff member, Charles Funderburk, Henry Staten and Ethel Eves.
4 7/8 in. x 3 7/16 in.
- Bolton Building Subject Source: Local sources
- Employees Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Eves, Ethel
- Funderburk, Charles F.
- Miller, Rebecca
- Mount Vernon (Va. : Estate) Subject Source: Naf
- Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union
- Payne, John Lee, Sr., 1943-2007
- Photographs Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Staten, Henry