National Geographic : 1928 May
© National Geographic Society Autochrome by Clifton Adams ASH AND ELM PROVIDE A FRAME Across the spacious lawns this vista of the east end of the mansion provides an excellent view of the beautiful banquet hall window. This room was added to the house while General Washington was away at the head of the Continental Army, but he superintended and directed its construction by post. Autochrome byJ.H.Dorsett BLOSSOM TIME INOLD VIRGINIA Few estates in the Colonies could boast such exquisitely planned and executed gardens as thoseatMount Vernon. One ofthegreat Presi dent's hobbies was the beautification ofhishome, and theMount Vernon Ladies' Association has made every effort tokeep theestate just ashe planned it.