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Christ Church, Alexandria, Va., 1892

 Item — Box: HPC - Cabinet Card - Box 2
Identifier: 2017-VR-017.008

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.


  • 1892


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


Physical Description

Cabinet card of the interior of Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia. The photographer's name and address are embossed on the front left edge of the cardboard mount - 'Naramore, Alexandria, Va.' A label affixed to the reads: Christ Church, Alexandria, Va. ( Washington's Church) On the 27th day of February, 1773, this Church was delivered over to the Vestry, and by them pronounced completed in a workman-like manner. On the same day Col. Washington became the purchaser of pew No. 5, agreeing also to pay an annual rental of 5 pounds sterling for the same. He was then a member of the Vestry. On the ninth day of June, 1814, the Church was consecrated by Bishop Claggett of Maryland under the style and title of Christ Church. D. H. Naramore, Photographer. 321 King St., Alexandria, Va. Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1892. By D. H. Naramore, Alexandria, Va., in the office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington. An ink stamp on the reverse reads, 'Christ Church Sewing Society.'


Cardboard mount: 6 1/2 in. x 4 1/4 in. (16.4 cm x 10.7 cm); Photographic print: 5 9/16 in. x 4 1/16 in. (14.2 cm x 10.3 cm)

Repository Details

Part of the Photo Archives of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association Repository

P.O. Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121 United States