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Prince of Wales at Washington's Tomb, November 13, 1919

 Item — Box: 32
Identifier: RP-1134 (retro) ; Photo-5583a

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.


  • November 13, 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.


5 Sheets

Language of Materials


Existence and Location of Copies

4 additional copies in sleeve: RP-1134 (retro) ; Photo-5583b, Photo-5583c, Photo-5583d, Photo-5583e

Physical Description

Newspaper clipping of the Prince of Wales at Washington's Tomb with caption: 'The British heir apparent visited Mount Vernon Nov. 13, 1919. He is here seen receiving his hat from a colored attendant [tomb guard Charles Simms]. Copyright Harris & Ewing.' Mount Vernon Resident Superintendent stands behind the prince.


5 in. x 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