Horizontal, rectangular print of a bird’s eye view of Mount Vernon and the surrounding landscape. In the foreground, people move about the landing. A path from the landing leads to Washington’s new tomb in the left of the image. Beyond the tomb and to the right, the mansion’s east front and surrounding buildings are depicted in a clearing in the center of the image. In front of the mansion, the old tomb, the ice house, and the summer house can be seen among the trees. Boats pass on the Potomac River, which fills the foreground, curves along the right edge, and extends to the horizon in the background, which includes buildings, railroads, towns, and forested areas. Many landmarks in the distance are labeled, including Fort Washington, Alexandria, Washington D.C., Centreville, and others. The image is printed on a page of HARPER’S WEEKLY.


Date

1874


People


Geography

  • Collected - United States

Material/Technique

Ink on paper, lithograph


Dimensions

Overall (H x W x D): 16 1/4 in. x 10 1/4 in. (41.28 cm x 26.04 cm)
Other (Image H x W x D): 9 1/4 in. x 13 7/8 in. (23.5 cm x 35.24 cm)


Credit

Mount Vernon Collection


Marks

Printed in center below image: “MOUNT VERNON, 1874.—DRAWN BY THEO R. DAVIS.—[SEE PAGE 202.]” Printed along left edge: “FEBRUARY 28, 1874 HARPER’S WEEKLY 197”. Newspaper text printed on back.


Object Number

EV-5055/RP-774


Colors


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