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Photographer: Allen C. Browne
Taken: September 5, 2015
Caption: George Washington
Inside the Monument
Additional Description: After orginial by Giuseppe Ceracchi
This colossal marble sculpture portrays George Washington as a classical hero in Roman dress. Robert Mills, the Monument's architect, envisioned this room as a portrait gallery of the nation's founders, but this bust of Washington, purchased from the estate of William Howard, is the only artwork that was ever installed. It has greeted visitors to the Washington Monument on this pedestal since 1843.
Submitted: November 6, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
Database Locator Identification Number: p337056
File Size: 1.291 Megabytes
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