Robert Waldsmith Collection of stereographs and cabinet cards
Scope and Contents
Views of Mount Vernon spanning more than 100 years. The Robert Waldsmith Collection consists of approximately 315 stereographs and cabinet cards by Alexander Gardner, N. G. Johnson, Luke D. Dillon, and others. Highlights of the collection include: several west front views of the Mansion, including the earlist known one by Frederick Langenheim, circa 1856; an early view of the tomb, circa 1857, and an international collection of Washington statues and buildings honoring the first President.
- Waldsmith, Robert, 1913-1993 (Collector, Person)
Biographical / Historical
Robert Waldsmith (1913-1993) was an avid collector of George Washington and Mount Vernon materials and author of "Mount Vernon, Enshrined in Stereo" which appeared in the January-February 1980 issue of 'Stereo World.'
236 stereographs and 61 cabinet cards Photographic Prints
Language of Materials
- Robert Waldsmith Collection of stereographs and cabinet cards, 1856-1981
- In Progress
- Michele Lee
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