Princess Elizabeth and Prince Phillip at Mount Vernon, November 1, 1951
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 1, 1951
- From the Collection: Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union (Organization)
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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
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.
- Central Passage Subject Source: Local sources
- Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, 1926-
- Harkness, Hope Hodgman Powel, 1889-1974
- Mansion Interiors Subject Source: Local sources
- Mount Vernon (Va.) Subject Source: Naf
- Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union
- Philip, Prince, consort of Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, 1921-2021
- Photographic prints Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Simmons, John F. (John Farr), 1892-1968