Horizontal, rectangular print of George Washington’s new tomb and Mount Vernon’s east front. The tomb is in the foreground on the left and a large, ivy-wrapped tree frames the image on the right. In the background, the mansion sits on a hill to the left, the summer house can be seen in the center of the image, and the Potomac River occupies the right horizon.


mid 19th Century



Ink on paper, engraving


Overall (H x W): 5 5/8 in. x 8 3/8 in. (14.29 cm x 21.27 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Randall H. Hagner, Jr., Vice Regent Emerita for the District of Columbia, 1994


Printed in lower left of image: “W. H. Brooks, F. S. A.” Printed in lower right of image: “A. L. Dick.” Printed below image in center: “Residence and Tomb of Washington, Mount Vernon, on the Potomac. / Engraved expressly for the Christian Family Annual.”

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