Washington Monument, Union Square
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.
- Creation: Majority of material found in 1850-2010
- Brown, Henry Kirke, 1814-1886 (Sculptor, 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
Stereoscopic view of an equestrian statue of George Washington by Henry Kirke Brown in Union Square, New York City. A line of street boys pose in front of the statue. One has a full-sized harp. Part of a series titled American Views. New York City. Mounted on orange board. The top left and bottom right corners are missing.
6 7/8 in. x 3 3/8 in.