Washington Statue Transferred to SI

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Summary

By act of the United States Congress, the colossal marble statue of George Washington by Horatio Greenough, which since 1875 has occupied its well-known position in front of the United States Capitol, is transferred to the custody of the Smithsonian Institution.

Subject

  • Greenough, Horatio 1805-1852
  • Washington, George 1732-1799
  • United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)
  • United States Congress

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1908. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1909, p. 28.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1909. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1910, p. 23.

Contact information

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

Date

May 22, 1908

Topic

  • Art
  • History
  • Sculpture
  • Interagency Transfers
  • Statues
  • Art--History
  • Art objects
  • Interagency Transfers
  • Sculpture
  • Statues

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