Statue of Freedom (Side View), Rotunda, A&I Building

ID: 33403 or MAH-33403

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1939

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 42, Folder: 20

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Summary

The Rotunda of the Arts and Industries Building with the plaster model of the "Statue of Freedom" made in Rome by Thomas Crawford, an American sculpture. Displayed in the Rotunda are exhibit cases containing flags and exhibit cases with military uniforms.

Subject

  • Crawford, Thomas 1813 or 14-1857
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • Statue of Freedom (Statue)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Through the cooperation of the Architect of the Capitol, Hon. Edward Clark, the original full-size plaster model of the "Statue of Freedom" by sculptor Thomas Crawford which sits atop the dome of the United States Capitol Building was transferred from the basement of the Capitol to the United States National Museum building, now the Arts and Industries Building, and was installed in the Rotunda on December 15, 1890. The mould for the bronze statue surmounting the Capitol dome was made in Washington by Clark Mills.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 42, Folder: 20

Contact information

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

Date

1939

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Uniforms, Military
  • Military paraphernalia
  • Clothing and dress
  • Flags
  • Statues
  • Rotundas
  • Military
  • Military history

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit
  • Statue

ID Number

33403 or MAH-33403

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Statue; Exhibits; Medium: Photographic print

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