Statue of Freedom

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The Statue of Freedom by Thomas Crawford, 1863.

The Statue of Freedom is the statue that sits atop of the United States Capitol Building, designed by Thomas Crawford in 1863.

Crawford's 19.5-foot 'Statue of Freedom,' stood on the Capitol dome from December 1863 to May 1993, when it was briefly removed for restoration and repairs. The statue has also been known as the Goddess of Freedom, the Goddess of Liberty, and the Indian Goddess.