Untitled [New Room], 1890-1895
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.
- Ingersoll, T. W. (Truman Ward), 1862-1922 (Photographer, Person)
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
Cabinet card of interior view of the new room in the Mansion at Mount Vernon. View towards southwest corner includes Rembrandt Peale portrait of Washington Before Yorktown, Houdon bust of Washington and furnishings. A brass railing surrounds the fireplace and Vaughan mantel. A penciled note on the reverse of the cardboard mount reads: Presented by Free Library of Phila. February 1938. See file Misc. Accessions. Their date "early 1890s"
Cardboard mount: 7 in. x 5 in. (17.8 cm x 12.6 cm); Photographic print: 6 1/16 in. x 4 in. (15.45 cm x 10.2 cm)