National Geographic : 1928 May
ONE OF THE SERVANTS' HALLS AT MOUNT VERNON Distances were great in colonial days, and when gentlemen traveled they went by coach and took with them anumerous retinue of attendants. They usually stayed overnight at some convenient plantation, and the generous andflexible social code ofthetimes decreed that when a guest arrived, invited or otherwise, he should be quartered in the master's house. Hisattendants found accommodations inthe servants' quarters, and his horses were stabled and fed. At Mount Vernon there were two sizable servants' halls; this istheEast Quarter.