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Copy photograph of 'The Mansion House' from 'Views in North America.', undated

 Item — Box: 1
Identifier: A-536 ; M-1605/C

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.

Dates

  • undated

Creator

Extent

From the Collection: 147 Linear Feet (Variety of container sizes based on photograph sizes and material types. Over-sized items are housed in drawers.)

Language of Materials

From the Sub-Series: English

Physical Description

Black and white photograph. Reproduction photograph of view of the west front of the Mount Vernon Mansion mounted on card stock. Text on the photograph reads: Views in North America. Taken from nature, July 1850, by the patent Talbotype process by W and F, Langenheim, 216 Chestnut, St Phila and 247 Broadway N. York. Series VI V,a No. 2. The Mansion House of Gen. George Washington at Mount Vernon Va. Reverse reads, A-536 M-1605/C.

Dimensions

Overall: 5 in. x 8 in. Photograph: 4.5 in. x 5.5 in.

Creator

Repository Details

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

Contact:
P.O. Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121 United States
703-799-3600