Hiram Powers (American, 1805-1873)
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Washington, DC 41
District of Columbia 41
United States 445
In 1848, Hiram Powers began work on America. The marble statue, in which a tall woman, wearing a crown of the original 13 stars, stands on the broken chains of slavery, was destroyed
in a fire in a Brooklyn warehouse in 1865, four or five months after Lincoln was assassinated.