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Baron Moncheur of the Belgian Mission Speaking at Washington's Tomb, June 24, 1917

 Item — Box: 32
Identifier: RP-98 ; PG-5044

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.


  • June 24, 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 photographic print of Baron Moncheur, of the Belgian Mission, addressing members of the Belgian and Russian contingencies at Washington's tomb during their collective mission to Mount Vernon. Behind Moncheur stands Secretary of State Robert Lansing (in white) and next Lansing near the tomb stands Mount Vernon guard William Permar. On the opposite side of the tomb entrance stands Mount Vernon Superintendent Harrison H. Dodge and on his left is Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels (holding his hat).


7 1/16 in. x 5 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