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Southeast View of Mansion, 1884-1889

 Item — Box: HPC - Cabinet Card - Box 1
Identifier: 2021-VR-022

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.


  • 1884-1889


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


Related Materials

Cabinet card same as DA_004007

Physical Description

Cabinet card of the east front of the Mansion from the southeast lawn, by Luke C. Dillon, 1884-1891. A man can be seen sitting on a bench on the piazza. Mounted on tan board. Photograph dates between 1884-1891, prior to Windsor chairs being added to the piazza in 1891.The photographer's stamp appears on the reverse: Luke C. Dillon, Photographer to Mount Vernon, Office at Pullman's Gallery, No. 935 Pennsylvania Avenue, P. O. Box 655, Washington, D. C.


Cardboard mount: 6 1/15 in. x 4 1/4 in. Photographic print: 5 7/8 in. x 3 7/8 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