Group of visitors at Home of Washington, Mount Vernon, Va, September 14, 1887
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: September 14, 1887
- Dillon, Luke C., 1836-1904 (Photographer, Person)
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 Series: English
Black and white mounted photographic print of a group of visitors with their horse and carriage near the central passage entrance along the west front of the Mansion. The members of the group include - in carriage: Mrs. Eliza [Elizabeth] Timberlake (of Brucetown, VA); Miss Meta Jackson (standing); Miss Florence Hewitt or Huyett (seated); Miss Lida Timberlake (standing on stoop); and Miss Mattie [Martha Elizabeth] Hannon (married name Best) seated near driver whose name is "George." With the exception of "George" all names appear in the Mount Vernon guest register. A notation on the photograph as well as a typescript caption (in file) identifies the woman on the far left as Hannah Jones Lunt. Text printed on cardboard mount: Luke C. Dillon, Photographer, Washington D. C. Office, 935 Penn. Avenue, Pullman's Gallery.
Cardboard mount: 14 in. x 11 in. (35.56cm x 27.94cm) ; Photographic print: 9 1/8 in. x 7 in. (23.17cm x 17.78cm)