Set of five ink drawings by Lucretia Dodge and Anna Dodge, 1894
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.
- Butler, Lucretia Wolcott Dodge, 1876-1914 (Artist, Person)
- Heiberg, Anna Howell Dodge, 1877-1967 (Artist, 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
Group of five pen and ink drawings by Anna Howell Dodge and Lucretia Wolcott Dodge, c. 1894: .001 - 'Uncle Edmund' Parker, unsigned; .002 - 'Aunt Phenie' the spinner and weaver at Mount Vernon, signed Anna H. Dodge, '94; .003 - Interior view of Spinning Room with 'Aunt Phenie' at the loom, signed Anna H. Dodge, Mount Vernon, '94; .004 - "Mount Vernon Sketches", printed title on scroll below view of east front of Mount Vernon Mansion, signed Lucretia W. Dodge, Mount Vernon, '94; .005 - Washington Coachee, signed by Lucretia W. Dodge, Mount Vernon - 1894