Visitors and Members of the American Legion Celebrate Washington's Birthday, 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 visitors and members of The American Legion Celebrate Washington's Birthday on the piazza and a snow covered east lawn. A typed caption on the reverse reads: (American Legion News Service) - The snow-banked memorial of Mount Vernon was the site of The American Legion's observance of the 216th birthday of George Washington. Shown above is a gathering of Legionnaires and friends who braved the elements to witness the tribute highlighted by an address by Attorney General Tom C. Clark (center of porch) over a nationwide radio hookup. Flanking the Attorney General is the Legion's National Guard of Honor.
10 in x 8 in (25.5 cm x 20.4 cm)