Members of the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Visiting Mount Vernon, September 21, 1892

Summary

The Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.), a Union veterans' organization formed in 1866, held state and national conventions or "encampments" where members could reunite with other Civil War veterans. During these encampments, many veterans toured nearby attractions. At the National Encampment in Washington, D.C. in 1892, nearly 30,000 G.A.R. members descended on Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington.

The Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.), a Union veterans' organization formed in 1866, held state and national conventions or "encampments" where members could reunite with other Civil War veterans. During these encampments, many veterans toured nearby attractions. At the National Encampment in Washington, D.C. in 1892, nearly 30,000 G.A.R. members descended on Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.75 in

Width: 11.938 in

Inscriptions

printed on back: Orders for duplicates of Photographic Groups taken / at Mount Vernon can be had by stating the day of / the month and the number of the Group. / LUKE C. DILLON, / PHOTOGRAPHER TO MOUNT VERNON, / OFFICE AT 935 PENNA. AVENUE, / E. J. PULLMAN'S PHOTO. SUPPLY HOUSE. / P. O. BOX 655, WASHINGTON, D. C. handwritten on back: Sept 21, 92