Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Lays a Wreath at Washington's Tomb, January 14, 1947
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.
- January 14, 1947
- Rowe, Abbie, 1905-1967 (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
Black and white photographic print of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia and member of his party at the tomb at Mount Vernon. The Crown Prince lays a wreath on Washington's sarcophagus. The photograph is adhered to card stock with a printed caption below: Assisted by his Excellency Fuad Bey Hamza, His Royal Highness lays a wreath upon the tomb of George Washington.
4 9/16 in x 3 5/8 in (11.6 cm x 9.3 cm)