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President Syngman Rhee of Korea plants a tree, July 29, 1954

 Item — Box: 35
Identifier: RP-1187 ; Photo-5668
President Syngman Rhee of Korea plants a tree, July 29, 1954
President Syngman Rhee of Korea plants a tree, July 29, 1954

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: July 29, 1954


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


Physical Description

Black and white photographic print of President Syngman Rhee preparing to plant three red maple trees, brought from Korea, in the botanical garden at Mount Vernon. Mount Vernon's Resident Superintendent Charles C. Wall (with bow tie) stands near President Rhee. Photographer's stamp on the reverse reads: This print may be reproduced on condition that the following credit line be used: "Photo by Abbie Rowe--Courtesy of National Park Service."


10 in x 8 in (25.3 cm x 20.3 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