French and British Missions visit Mount Vernon, April 29, 1917
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.
- Creation: April 29, 1917
- Harris & Ewing (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: 89 Linear Feet (Variety of container sizes based on photograph sizes and material types. Over-sized items are housed in drawers.)
Language of Materials
From the Sub-Series: English
Black and white photograph of the French and British Missions visiting Mount Vernon. In the front row from left to right , are Miss Harriet Clayton Comegys, Regent of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association; Marshal Joffre; M. Viviani, head of the French commission; Secretary Lansing; the Right Hon. A. J. Balfour, head of the British commission; the Hon. George E. Foster of the Canadian Cabinet; Sir Cecil Spring-Rice, British Ambassador to the United States, and Lieut-Gen. G. T. M. Bridges of the British commission--Behind M. Viviani is M. Hovelacque, Inspector-General of Public Instruction in France, and behind Sec. Lansing is the Marquis de Chambrun, a descendant of Lafayette. The photographer's name [Harris & Ewing] is embossed in the bottom right corner. Two holes and grommet are punched at left edge.
9 11/16 in. x 6 3/4 in.