President William V. S. Tubman of Liberia Places a Wreath at Washington's Tomb, October 19, 1954
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: October 19, 1954
- United States Information Agency (Photographer, 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 President William V. S. Tubman of Liberia at Washington's tomb. A typed caption on the reverse of the photograph reads: MT VERNON -- President William V. S. Tubman of Liberia places a floral wreath on the tomb of George Washington at historic Mt. Vernon, home of the first U. S. President. President Tubman's visit to Mt. Vernon was one of the highlights of his trip to the United States. During his stay in Washington, D. C., the nation's capital, he was a guest of President Eisenhower at the White House. (54-14515)
10 in x 8 in (25.3 cm x 20.3 cm)