Horizontal, rectangular print depicting a bird’s eye view of the Mount Vernon landscape, including the mansion in the upper right, the tomb in lower left, the summer house in the far right, and the Potomac River in the lower right foreground. Trees surround the buildings and people walk along paths connecting the buildings. A key below the image uses numbers to identify the buildings and landmarks pictured.

Date

1859


People


Geography


Material/Technique

Ink on paper, chromolithograph


Dimensions

Overall (H x W): 12 1/4 in. x 14 1/4 in. (31.12 cm x 36.2 cm)
Other (Image dimensions): 10 3/4 in. x 14 1/4 in. (27.31 cm x 36.2 cm)


Credit

Gift of Dorothy Longnecker, 1958


Marks

Printed in the center below the image: “Entered According to Act of Congress in the year 1859, by G. & F. BILL, in the Clerks Office of the District Court of Massachusetts./ BIRDS EYE VIEW OF MT. VERNON,/ THE HOME OF WASHINGTON.” Printed below the image on the left: “No1 Mansion 94 by 47/ 2 Kitchens/ 3 Store Houses/ 4 Green House/ 5 Gardeners House/ 6 Brick Stable/ 7 Summer House”. Printed below the image on the right: “8 Tomb/ 9 Seed House/ 10 Lawn in Rear/ 11 Vegetable Garden/ 12 Flower Garden/ 13 Plank Walk to Landing/ 14 Orchard”.


Object Number

EV-690a


Colors


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