Sculpture in the Treasury Collection

Installed bust of Alexander HamiltonA number of significant sculptures, including bronze statues of former Secretary’s Hamilton and Gallatin at the north and south entrances to the Treasury Building, are part of the collection. Smaller works such as portrait busts, cast metal figures, bas-reliefs and intricately carved fireplace mantels are on found inside many of the restored rooms and executive offices. Many of the sculptures are original to the Treasury building and their history and placement can be traced back through the years using historic photographs.


  • History of the Treasury Department

    Treasury's Hamilton Bust

    The plaster bust of Alexander Hamilton is one of the rarest and most important objects in the Treasury collection. The bust’s history is the most fascinating story in the Treasury collection.