Horatio Greenough Statue of George Washington

ID: 99-75

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1962

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 276 Box 97 Folder 7

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Summary

Photo documenting the relocation of Horatio Greenough's statue from the West Wing of the Smithsonian Institution Building to the new Museum of History and Technology, now the National Museum of American History, across the Mall 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. Photo shows statue strapped into a support system in front of the Museum of History and Technology.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • Washington, George 1732-1799
  • Greenough, Horatio 1805-1852
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 276 Box 97 Folder 7

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

  • Museum buildings
  • Moving of artifacts
  • Sculpture
  • Workmen
  • Statues
  • Horatio Greenough Statue of George Washington
  • Event

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Event

ID Number

99-75

Physical description

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

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