Statue of Freedom

ID: 30944 or MAH-30944

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: Probably post-1900

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

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Close-up view of the Statue of Freedom in the Rotunda of the Arts and Industries Building. Wooden benches surround the base of the statue.


  • Statue of Freedom (Statue)
  • Arts and Industries Building


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


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.

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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,


Probably post-1900

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  • Sculpture
  • Stencil work
  • Statues
  • Rotundas
  • Benches


  • Photographic print
  • Object

ID Number

30944 or MAH-30944

Physical description

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

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