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View of the Potomac River from the East Porch., 1884-1894

 Item — Box: HPC - Cabinet Card - Box 1
Identifier: R-393 ; PG-1250

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.


  • Creation: 1884-1894


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


Related Materials

Cabinet card same as RP-3216 ; Waldsmith CC17 - DA_003493

Physical Description

Cabinet card of the view down the length of the Mansion's piazza looking south towards the Potomac River. A small ship can be seen on the water and to the far left between two of the piazza columns is the summer house. The following text is printed directly onto the reverse of the cardboard mount: View of the Potomac River from the East Porch. Copyrighted by Luke C. Dillon, Photographer to Mount Vernon, Office at Pullman's Gallery, 935 Penn. Avenue, Washington, D. C.


Cardboard mount: 6 1/2 in. x 4 1/4 in.; Photographic print: 5 7/8 in. x 3 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