The ancient Greek goddess and allegorical figure of Fame experienced a revival with the rise of neoclassicism in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. This weathervane is particularly notable for its well-preserved detail and fine old surface. It is thought to have been the last of its type created toward the end of the nineteenth century by E.G. Washburne & Company of New York City. From about 1908 to 1963, the weathervane hung from the Washburne workshop at 207 Fulton Street.