Adelaide Johnson

Congressional Cemetery1955

Historic Congressional Cemetery

Historic Congressional Cemetery
Washington, DC, United States

(1859–1955) A sculptor, best known for the statue of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Lucretia Mott, she presented it to Congress by the National Woman’s Party on February, 15, 1921, and placed in the Capitol Rotunda. After only one day, it was sent down to the basement. Finally, after 76 years it was moved back up to the Rotunda of the United States Capitol over Mother’s Day weekend in 1997. Perennially in debt, Johnson did everything she could to raise funds, including appearing on the quiz shows “Strike it Rich” and “Wheel of Fortune.”


  • Title: Adelaide Johnson
  • Creator: Congressional Cemetery
  • Date Created: 1955
  • Location Created: Washington, DC

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