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Prince Albert of Belgium Signs the Guest Book at Mount Vernon, September 27, 1955

 Item — Box: 35
Identifier: RP-1190 ; Photo-5671a

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 27, 1955


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.


3 Photographic Prints

Language of Materials

From the Sub-Series: English

Physical Description

Black and white photographic print of Prince Albert of Belgium signing the guest book in the dining room at Mount Vernon. Standing nearby is Mount Vernon's administrative assistant Walter Densmore at left and at far right is Major Thibaut de Maisieres, Esquerry to His Royal Highness.


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