Vinnie Ream Hoxie
(September 25 1847 - November 20 1914)
Vinnie Ream Hoxie was awarded a commission in 1866 from the United States Congress to sculpt the statue of Abraham Lincoln for the Capitol Rotunda. At age 18, she was the first woman and the youngest ever to receive such a commission.
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Photograph of Vinnie Ream Hoxie, ca. 1865 - 1870, unknown photographer. The Brady-Handy Photograph Collection. Prints and Photographs Division, The Library of Congress, Washington, DC, USA
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