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The statue of George Washington deemed too risqué for Capitol Hill

If you've been to the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC, then you may have seen "Enthroned Washington," the statue Horatio Greenough sculpted in honor of the centennial of George Washington. The statue was originally destined for the US Capitol rotunda, but many were offended by ...
Bruce Russell
Bruce Russell • 2 years ago

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