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Mount Vernon Mansion, Downstairs Chamber, 1937

 Item — Box: 9
Identifier: J-1561

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.


  • 1937



From the Collection: 147 Linear Feet (Variety of container sizes based on photograph sizes and material types. Over-sized items are housed in drawers.)

Language of Materials


Physical Description

Black and white vertical photograph of the downstairs chamber at Mount Vernon. View is towards the fireplace in the southwest corner. The room sparsely furnished. The reverse of the photograph is reinforced with a adhered fabric and includes the photographer's stamp: Frances Benjamin Johnston, Arts Club of Washington, 2017 Eye Street, Northwest, Washington D. C.


8 in. x 9 7/8 in.

Processing Information

There are a total of two copies in Box 9.

Repository Details

Part of the Photo Archives of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association Repository

P.O. Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121 United States