Members of French and British Mission Process to Washington's Tomb at 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.
- 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 photographic print of members of the French and British Missions processing to Washington's tomb at Mount Vernon. The group is lead by U. S. Secretary of State, Robert Lansing and Arthur J. Balfour, head of the British Mission. The photographer's name [Harris & Ewing] is embossed in the bottom right corner. Two holes and grommets are punched at left edge.
6 3/4 in. x 4 3/16 in.