President William V. S. Tubman of Liberia Signs the Guest Book at Mount Vernon, 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 signing the guest book in the dining room at Mount Vernon. Standing next to him is Hope Powel Harkness - Regent for the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association and Charles C. Wall resident superintendent. A typed caption on the reverse of the photograph reads: MT VERNON -- Liberia's President William V. S. Tubman prepares to add his name to the Guest Book at Mt. Vernon, home of the first U. S. President as Charles C. Wall, resident superintendent of Mt. Vernon, points out names of other distinguished visitors in the book. The regent of the Mt. Vernon Ladies Association Mrs. Albert Harkness looks on. (54-14516)
10 in x 8 in (25.3 cm x 20.3 cm)