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King and Queen of the Belgians in the Upper Garden, October 29, 1919

 Item — Box: 32
Identifier: RP-98 ; PG-5064b

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.


  • October 29, 1919


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


Physical Description

Black and white photographic print of members of the royal party in the upper garden. In the foreground from left to right are: Vice President Thomas R. Marshall (back turned to camera); Queen Elisabeth, consort of Albert I; Mrs. Foster, Vice Regent for Delaware; Miss Townsend, Vice Regent for New York; and Albert I, King of the Belgians. The photographer's stamp appears on the reverse. A handwritten caption (by Harrison Dodge) reads: 'V. P. Marshall, Queen, Mrs. Foster (V.R. Del), Miss Townsend (V.R. N.Y.) and King Albert. Back & beyond the king appears Crown Prince Leopold (with "oversea" cap)'


6 3/4 in. x 4 7/8 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