Secretary of War Newton Baker, King Albert I and Vice President Thomas Marshall at Mount Vernon, October 29, 1919
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.
- October 29, 1919
- National Pictorial News (Organization)
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: 147 Linear Feet (Variety of container sizes based on photograph sizes and material types. Over-sized items are housed in drawers.)
Language of Materials
Black and white photographic print of Secretary of War Newton D. Baker, King Albert I of the Belgians, and Vice President Thomas Marshall stand on the east lawn near the piazza at Mount Vernon. The photographer's stamp appears on the reverse. A handwritten caption (by Harrison Dodge) reads: 'King Albert, Vice President Marshall and Secretary of War Baker.'
6 3/4 in. x 5 in.
- Albert I, King of the Belgians, 1875-1934
- Baker, Newton Diehl, 1871-1937
- Mansion exterior Subject Source: Local sources
- Marshall, Thomas R. (Thomas Riley), 1854-1925
- Mount Vernon (Va. : Estate) Subject Source: Naf
- Photographic prints Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Photographs Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Piazza Subject Source: Local sources