Hannah Blake Farnsworth
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.
- Majority of material found in 1850-2010
- Rockwood, George Gardner, 1832-1911 (Photographer, 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: 147 Linear Feet (Variety of container sizes based on photograph sizes and material types. Over-sized items are housed in drawers.)
Language of Materials
Albumen print on carte de visite mount, head-and-shoulders portrait of Hannah Blake Farnsworth, Vice Regent for Michigan 1858-1877. The photographer's information if printed on the card mount below the photograph on the reverse: Rockwood Photographer, 17 Union Square (West), N.Y. A printed note on the reverse reads: N. B. - This Photograph is COPIED from another picture and must not be taken as a sample of our work direct from life. GEO. G. ROCKWOOD.
2 1/2 in. x 4 3/16 in.
- Albumen prints Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Card photographs Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Cartes de visite Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Farnsworth, Hannah Blake, 1802-1879
- Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union