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René Viviani, Arthur J. Balfour, and Sir George E. Foster pose with members of the French and British Missions at Mount Vernon, April 29, 1917

 Item — Box: 32
Identifier: RP-98 ; PG-5062h

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.


  • April 29, 1917


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

Physical Description

Black and white photograph of Rene Viviani - head of the French Mission, Arthur Balfour - head of British Mission, and Sir George E. Foster of the Canadian cabinet seated with other members of the French and British Missions on the east lawn at Mount Vernon. The photographer's name [Harris & Ewing] is embossed in the bottom right corner. Two holes and grommets are punched at left edge.


6 5/8 in. x 4 5/8 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