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Cartes de visite

Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
Scope Note: Card photographs; mounts measure approximately 4 x 2.5 in. (10 x 6 cm.). Introduced in the United States in 1859; made into the 1900s.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Geo. (George) W. Riggs

 Item — Box Cartes de visite - Box 1: Series HPC - Cartes de visite; Series STC - People - Identified; Series STC - People - Unidentified; Series STC - Places
Identifier: STC-31
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Collection of 79 photographs which belonged to Miss Sarah C. Tracy (later Mrs. Upton H. Herbert), resident secretary at Mount Vernon during the Civil War years. The pictures most of which are cartes de visite were collected by Miss Tracy; some were obviously presented to her, after the fashion of the day, and are inscribed. Besides the one of herself there are three of Mount Vernon which must date from the years of her residence. Others include Leeds Castle, the English seat of Thomas, Lord...
Dates: 1859-1868

Tomb of Washington at Mount Vernon, c. 1859

 Item — Box Cartes de visite - Box 1: Series HPC - Cartes de visite
Identifier: RP-1356 ; Photo-5836a
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,...
Dates: c. 1859