The Old Vault At Mount Vernon

 

The Old VaultAs the sign explains (though the text is prob­a­bly just a little too small in this photo) this is the old Wash­ing­ton family vault at Mount Vernon. George and Martha Wash­ing­ton along with assorted other family members were interred here until the new tomb (which George Wash­ing­ton had instructed be built) was completed in 1831.

It’s certainly not a very impos­ing monu­ment. But then I suspect Wash­ing­ton wasn’t really antic­i­pat­ing the million or so people who visit Mount Vernon each year. In the absence of any really strong feature I tried to bring out the textures in the wooden door and the brick­work.

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