Great Seal of the depicts District of Columbia Lady Justice hanging a wreath on a statue of George Washington; the motto of the District of Columbia, "JUSTITIA OMNIBUS" ( Latin for Justice for All); and "1871", the year in which the District was organized in its present form. In the background is the United States Capitol on the right; on the left, a train steams across a viaduct under a rising sun.
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This collection of United States Seals was registered by the Library of Congress in 1876. When enlarged, the Seal of the District of Columbia has one noticeable difference: the space now occupied by
is held by the
Statue of Freedom
When it was first adopted in 1871, the original seal featured
Lady Justice placing a wreath not on a statue of George Washington, but on the Statue of Freedom, which currently sits atop the Capitol Building. By the late 1880s, the seal had been modified to feature a statue of George Washington.
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