No. 38, Washington Carriage, Belmont Mansion, 1872-1897
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.
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
Stereoscopic view of the 'Washington Carriage' at Belmont Mansion, Philadelphia. This coach actually belonged to Washington's Philadelphian acquaintences Samuel and Elizabeth Powel and is likely a near duplicate of the coach owned by Washington as both vehicles shared the same coach maker. The stereograph is part of a series of 'Stereoscopic Views Published by R. Newell & So, Photographers, Phialdelphia, Pa., Fairmount Park Views.' A full list of the 100 view set are printed on the reverse of the card. A note at the bottom states that views 101 through 105 are 'Views from Landsdown.'
6 15/16 in. x 3 7/16 in.
- Albumen prints Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Card photographs Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Philadelphia (Pa.) Subject Source: Naf
- Photographs Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Stereographs Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms