"Statue of Freedom" in A&I Rotunda

ID: MHT 16238 or MAH-16238 or 16238

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1890s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 3, Folder: July 1979 and Record Unit 371, Box 2, Folder: May 1976

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Summary

Arts and Industries Building rotunda with "Statue of Freedom," 1890's. Also in the rotunda are exhibits of Military History, and Asian Art.

Subject

  • Statue of Freedom (Statue)
  • United States National Museum
  • Arts and Industries Building

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.
  • Featured in TORCH, July 1979 and May 1976, RU 371 Box 2. Similar photograph is located at Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95 Box 42 Folder 20 and Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 371 Box 3 Folder July 1979.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 3, Folder: July 1979 and Record Unit 371, Box 2, Folder: May 1976

Contact information

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

Date

1890s

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Art
  • Exhibitions
  • Statues
  • Rotundas
  • Military
  • Art, Asian
  • Military history

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

ID Number

MHT 16238 or MAH-16238 or 16238

Physical description

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

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