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BW-1700/A-K - Restoration - Washing in preparation for painting Mansion , October 1939

 Item — Box: 6 (4x5)
Identifier: BW-1700

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The Historical Photograph Collection is largely comprised of materials created by or for the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association. Photographers primarily include staff members and contract photographers. The collection spans the 1930s to the 2000s and includes analog material made up of a variety of sizes of film negatives providing a visual history of the Mansion, outbuildings, tombs, grounds, events, visitors, collection objects, personnel, restoration, and changes throughout the estate.


  • Creation: October 1939

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: 30 Linear Feet (Variety of container sizes based on film negative sizes and types.)

From the Collection: 5 Linear Feet : Unprocessed material

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


BW-1700/A-K - Restoration - Washing in preparation for painting Mansion; BW-1700/A - Scrape window jambs - West Front; BW-1700/B-C - Scrape window jambs - West Front - completed; BW-1700/D-E - Prepare for painting Piazza columns; BW-1700/F - Dining Room window - fascia board removed; BW-1700/G - Dining Room window - scrape jamb; BW-1700/ - Scrape paint from column base; BW-1700/I-J - Scrape paint from columns where needed; BW-1700/K - Washing in preparation for painting Mansion

Repository Details

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

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