This history of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association takes all its inspiration from Mount Vernon itself. Hundreds of carefully ar­ranged photographs, drawings, and docu­ments make for an in-depth retro­spective on these keepers of George Washington’s historic home, its elongated form reminiscent of a family photo album. Chapters and essays are introduced with full pages of the house’s authentic textiles, draperies, and wallpaper; while caption box fringes evoke the lace of historic wardrobes.