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Photographs, Mount Vernon Staff at the Grave Site of Upton Herbert and Sarah Tracy Herbert, 1982

 Item — Box: 32
Identifier: CN-4700/2-12

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.


  • 1982


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.


11 Photographic Prints

Language of Materials

From the Sub-Series: English

Physical Description

Series of eleven color photographic prints made from CN-4700 - 35mm film with views of the gravesite of former Superintendent Upton Herbert and his wife Sarah Tracy who served as secretary to the Association buried at the Ivy Hill Cemetery, Alexandria, Virginia. Several views include staff members John Castellani, Charles C. Wall and John Rhodehamel standing next to the tomb stone.


approximately 5 in. x 3 1/2 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