Sep 30, 2021 - Sale 2580

Sale 2580 - Lot 243

Price Realized: $ 4,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 700 - $ 1,000
(GEORGE WASHINGTON.) Israel & Riddle, photographers. "The Home of Washington," one of the earliest photographs of Mount Vernon. Salt-print photograph, 5 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches, on publisher's 8 1/4 x 10 1/4-inch mount with gilt border and caption; punch holes in upper margin, 1/2-inch adhesion in image area, faint pencil note in lower corner. Baltimore, MD: H.E. Hoyt & Co., 14 May 1859

Additional Details

One undated photograph of Mount Vernon circa 1858 is thought to be older; this is the earliest dated photograph. It shows the house before any serious attempts at restoration; the front roof is shored up by a series of ship's masts. Two examples traced, at the Getty Museum and Mount Vernon, and none known at auction.