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Princess Elizabeth and Prince Phillip at Mount Vernon, November 1, 1951

 Item — Container: Box 34
Identifier: RP-1184 ; Photo-5663 ; BW-3366

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 1, 1951


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.


2 Photographic Prints

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Description

Princess Elizabeth signs the guestbook in the central passage of the Mansion at Mount Vernon. Mrs. Hope Powel, Regent of Mount Vernon Ladies' Association stands at center next to John F. Simmons, Chief of Protocol of the State Department with Prince Philip at far right. Members of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association stand nearby.


8 in. x 10 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