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Prince Akihito on the East Lawn at Mount Vernon, September 9, 1953

 Item — Container: Box 34
Identifier: RP-1185 ; Photo-5666b
Prince Akihito on the East Lawn at Mount Vernon, September 9, 1953
Prince Akihito on the East Lawn at Mount Vernon, September 9, 1953

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.


  • Creation: September 9, 1953


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

From the Collection: English

Physical Description

Black and white photographic print of the visit of Crown Prince Akihito of Japan at Mount Vernon. On the east lawn from left to right: John Simmons, Chief of Protocol of the State Department; Crown Prince Akihito; Mrs. Thomas Ives Hare Powel, Regent of Mount Vernon Ladies' Association; and Charles C. Wall, Resident Superintendent of Mount Vernon. Official Army photo released by Department of Defense [File Number: SC 425627]


10 in x 8 1/8 in (25.4 cm x 20.7 cm)

Repository Details

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

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