Moving of Greenough Statue of George Washington

ID: 2003-19479

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1962

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 562, Box 1, Folder: Photos of Interior of SIB - Greenough Statue

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Summary

The statue of George Washington, sculpted by Horatio Greenough, has been raised off the floor and placed on bricks in preparation for its removal from the West Wing of the Smithsonian Institution Building. The statue was moved out of the building on September 6, 1962. The statue had been housed at the U.S. Capitol after its creation and in 1908 was transferred to the Smithsonian.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • Washington, George 1732-1799
  • Greenough, Horatio 1805-1852
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Building West Wing

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 562, Box 1, Folder: Photos of Interior of SIB - Greenough Statue

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1962

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Moving of artifacts
  • Event
  • Sculpture
  • Statues

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Event

ID Number

2003-19479

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 4w x 6h; Type of Image: Event; Medium: Photographic print

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