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Jay Gould and family at Mount Vernon, May 1887

 Item — Box: 32
Identifier: RP-1124 (retro) ; Photo-5572

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.


  • May 1887


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


Physical Description

Jay Gould, his wife, three sons and two daughters pose on the east lawn in front of the Mansion. An unidentified man stands to the left of the group. It appears that two cameras sit on the ground near the feet of Gould's sons. The albumen print is adhered to a cardboard mount bearing the photographer's name and address.


9 11/16 in. x 8 1/4 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