8083. Mount Vernon, Mansion Home of George Washington, Columbian Exposition., 1893
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.
- Kilburn, B. W. (Benjamin West), 1827-1909 (Photographer, Person)
- Kilburn, B. W. (Benjamin West), 1827-1909 (Publisher, 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
Stereoscopic view of a replica of the Mount Vernon Mansion constructed for the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois. Mounted on brown board. Photographed, Published and Copyrighted, 1893, by B. W. Kilburn, Littleton, N. H. James M. Davis, General Agent, 1015 Arch Street, Philadelphia. The reverse of the card bears a stamp from the Exposition's Department of Photography.
7 in. x 3 1/2 in.
- Card photographs Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Photographs Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Stereographs Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- World’s Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) Subject Source: Naf