Vintage landscape: Fredericksburg, Virginia

Mary Ball House, FB Johnston, Library of CongressMary Ball Washington house, Fredericksburg, Virginia, 1927, a hand-colored glass lantern slide by Frances Benjamin Johnston, via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

The house was the last home of George Washington’s mother.  It still exists and is open to the public.  The garden was restored in 1968 to reflect how it might have looked between 1772 and 1789.

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