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Robert Waldsmith Collection of stereographs and cabinet cards

 Collection
Identifier: RP-3216-ST-7184

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.

Dates

  • 1856-1981

Creator

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.

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.'

Extent

236 stereographs and 61 cabinet cards Photographic Prints

Language of Materials

English

Creator

Title
Robert Waldsmith Collection of stereographs and cabinet cards, 1856-1981
Status
Completed
Author
Michele Lee
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

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

Contact:
P.O. Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121 United States
703-799-3600