Photographs of the United States Capitol Building's Capitol Dome

  • My stock photography page for the iconic Capitol Dome crowned by the Statue of Freedom.

 

  • Please take a look at my photograph gallery below.

My Stock Photos are now available to view and up for sale on Adobe Stock

  • Including photographs of the iconic cast iron Capitol Dome designed by Thomas U. Walter crowned by the Statue of Freedom designed by Thomas Crawford.

 

  • If you would like to see my photographs at hi-resolution and or/are interested in purchasing a photograph/s please visit my photography portfolio on Adobe Stock by clicking on the link provided: Liberty Photo Art Adobe Stock Portfolio

Please take a look at my photography portfolio on Adobe Stock by clicking on the link provided below :

 

 

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Liberty Photo Art Adobe Stock Portfolio

A brief history of the Capitol Dome and Statue of Freedom to go alongside my Stock Photos

 

 

  • The United States Capitol dome soars above the main Capitol Building reaching 288 feet, it is made of cast iron and was designed by Thomas U. Walter.

 

  • The cast iron dome which replaced the old wood & copper dome began in 1855 and was completed in 1866. After the framework of the dome was completed it carefully painted to match up to the rest of the U.S Capitol's Neoclassical stone facade.

 

  • The Statue of Freedom is the bronze sculpture which crowns the United States Capitol dome, designed by Thomas Crawford standing at 19 feet & 6 inches tall.

 

  • The statue itself is modelled on a classical female figure, with flowing, long hair a helmet with a crest of composed an eagle's head and feathers.

 

  • Nine stars circle the helmet.

 

  • She is classically dressed which is secured by a brooch inscribed "U.S"

 

  • Over the dress is draped a heavy, flowing robe fringed with fur and decorative balls.

 

  • In her left hand she holds a laurel leaf of victory & shield of the United States.

 

  • Her right hand rests upon a sword wrapped in a scarf.

 

  • The statue rests on a pedestal on a globe which is encircled with the motto E Pluribus Unum (Out of many, one).
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