In addition to Harriet Hosmer, several women were known for their sculptures in the 1860s and 1870s.
Congress asked Vinnie Ream to do a full-size marble sculpture of President Abraham Lincoln for the Capitol in the late 1860s.
In 1873 Anne Whitney also did a statue for the Capitol, of Revolutionary patriot Samuel Adams.
Emma Stebbins was celebrated for The Angel of the Waters, which still stands as the centerpiece of the Bethesda Fountain in New York City’s Central Park.
Edmonia Lewis, the first known African American sculptor, male or female, shocked some critics with the realism of The Death of Cleopatra, which won a prize at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition in 1876.