G. Washington, 1862
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.
- Copyright: 1862
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
Carte de visite photograph of a profile portrait of George Washington after Joseph Wright. Printed text on the reverse reads: G. Washington. 'This was done in New York 1790 and is acknowledged by all to be a very strong likeness. B. Goodhue.' Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1862, by David Nichols, is the Clerk's Office of the District Court, of the District of Massachusetts. A penciled note reads: Presented by Mrs. Woodbury, 10/5/37
2 7/16 in. x 4 3/16 in.