The Mount: Edith Wharton and the American Renaissance


Kay Davis
University of Virginia
© 2001-2003


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Kay Davis presented this multimedia project to the architectural history graduate faculty at the University of Virginia in the spring of 2001. Site redesign, summer 2003.

Special thanks to Scott Marshall, senior vice president at The Mount, for reviewing this project and making helpful editorial suggestions.

Terms of Use
Please e-mail the author if you plan to use this project as a source. Quotations are acceptable, with proper attribution.

Use of photographs is in accordance with fair use guidelines for educational materials. Consult the appropriate historical agency before using any photograph on this site for other purposes.


Photographs and their sources are as follows:

Edith Wharton, 1905: Lilly Library, Indiana University

The Mount Photos: Beinecke Library, Yale University

Edith Wharton: Beinecke Library, Yale

Ogden Codman Jr.: Society for the
Preservation of New England Antiquities

Land's End: Beinecke Library, Yale

Shadowbrook: Lenox Library

Whartons at The Mount: Beinecke Library, Yale

View from The Mount: Beinecke Library, Yale

Francis Hoppin: Edith Wharton Restoration

Forecourt: Collection of Scott Marshall

Gallery: Beinecke Library, Yale

Drawing Room: Beinecke Library, Yale

Library: Beinecke Library, Yale

Boudoir: Beinecke Library, Yale

Flower Garden: Beinecke Library, Yale

Fountain: Beinecke Library, Yale

Kitchen Garden Drawing: UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design
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