U. S. Attorney General Thomas C. Clark and Members of The American Legion at Washington's Tomb, February 22, 1948
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.
- Creation: February 22, 1948
- From the Collection: Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union (Organization)
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 U.S. Attorney General Thomas Clark with members of The American Legion as they prepare to lay a wreath at Washington's tomb in honor of the first president's birthday. A typed caption on the reverse reads: (American Legion News Service) - Attorney General Tom C. Clark led The American Legion's nationwide observance of the 216th birthday of George Washington by placing a wreath in the name of the Legion's national commander at the tomb of the First President at Mount Vernon. Shown above before the tomb are: (left to right) Owen C. Holleran, department commander of The American Legion of D.C.; Eugene W. Strack, national public relations representative of the Legion; Attorney General Clark; and Joseph B. Morris, 1st vice commander of George Washington Post No. 1, The American Legion of D.C.
10 in x 8 in (25.5 cm x 20.4 cm)