Ohio Room, Mount Vernon Mansion. Nellie Custis' Music Room., circa 1884-1894
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.
- circa 1884-1894
- Dillon, Luke C., 1836-1904 (Photographer, Person)
- Dillon, Luke C., 1836-1904 (Publisher, 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
Stereoscopic view of the little parlor at Mount Vernon looking towards the north wall including the harpsichord and relic case. Mounted on orange board. Text printed directly onto the reverse of the cardboard mount reads: Ohio Room, Mount Vernon Mansion. Nellie Custis' Music Room. Copyright by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Union Association. Luke C. Dillon, Authorized Photographer, Pullman's Gallery, 935 Penna. Avenue, Washington City, D. C.
Overall: 7 in. x 3 1/2 Photograph: 6 in. x 2 3/4 in.
- Card photographs Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Little Parlor Subject Source: Local sources
- Mansion Interiors Subject Source: Local sources
- Mount Vernon (Va. : Estate) Subject Source: Naf
- Stereographs Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
Part of the Photo Archives of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association Repository
P.O. Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121 United States