Tomb of Washington, Mt. Vernon., 1880
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.
- Johnson, N. G. (Newton G.) (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 Washington's tomb at Mount Vernon. Several people stand near the entrance. A label adhered to the back of the cardboard mount reads: Tomb of Washington, Mt. Vernon. The ante room to the Vault is about 12 feet square, and here are seen the Sarcophagi; the one on the right containing the remains of General Washington, and that on the left, those of Martha, his wife. It was built in accordance with the directions contained in Washington's will, to which his remains were removed in 1831. N. G. Johnson, Photographer, 426 7th St., Washington, D. C. Only authorized publisher of Mt. Vernon Views. A blue ink stamped text reads, "Copyright 1880 by the Mount Vernon Association."
Cardboard mount: 6 1/2 in. x 4 1/4 in. (16.4 cm x 10.7 cm); Photographic print: 5 7/16 in. x 3 5/8 in. (13.75 cm x 9.2 cm)
- Albumen prints Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Cabinet photographs Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Card photographs Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Mount Vernon (Va.) Subject Source: Naf
- Photographs Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Visitors Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Tomb Subject Source: Local sources