Prince of Wales Departing Washington's Tomb, November 13, 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.
- November 13, 1919
- National Pictorial News (Photographer, 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: 89 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 the Prince of Wales departing Washington's tomb (far right). The photograph has been adhered to a cardboard mount with handwritten identifications of others in the photograph. From left to right: Mrs. Towner, Vice Regent for Iowa (barely visible); Miss Townsend, Vice Regent for New York (barely visible); U. S. Secret Service member; Assistant Secretary of State William Phillips; Secretary of State Robert Lansing; Vice President Thomas R. Marshall; Mount Vernon Resident Superintendent Harrison H. Dodge; and Prince of Wales, followed by two members of his suite.
Cardboard mount: 7 3/4 in. x 9 in.; Photograph: 6 13/16 in. x 5 in.
- Dodge, Harrison Howell, 1852-1937
- Lansing, Robert, 1864-1928
- Marshall, Thomas R. (Thomas Riley), 1854-1925
- Mount Vernon (Va. : Estate) Subject Source: Naf
- Phillips, William, 1878-1968
- Photographic prints Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Photographs Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Tomb Subject Source: Local sources
- Windsor, Edward, Duke of, 1894-1972