Mar 16, 2014
The Top 10 Public Penises of Washington DC
Prague may win the award for the most public penises, but Washington, DC is a close second. Here are the top 10 naked men in DC.
1. Horatio Greenough's statue of a muscular, naked George Washington (ok, a sheet is covering his private parts). It used to be in the Capitol Rotunda, but now it's hidden away on the second floor of the Smithsonian.
2. The Von Steuben Memorial in Lafayette Park, by Albert Jaegers (1903). He was a German officer who served in the Revolutionary War. The statue, called "Military Instruction," depicts a naked guy about to sit on the lap of his commanding officer.
4. The Boy Scout Memorial (Donald De Luc, 1993) commemorates the contribution of the homophobic Boy Scouts to American culture with a scout being followed by a naked man (penis covered) and a woman. They represent the Spirit of Manhood and Womanhood, respectively, but only the man is naked.
5. The Court of Neptune Fountain, outside the Library of Congress (Ronald Hinton Perry, 1898), features a muscular, bearded Neptune (visible penis) flanked by two muscular Tritons (hands covering their penises). There are also nude women around.
More after the break.
There are lots of other nude statues inside the museum.
Sculptor Thomas Crawford, who may have been gay (he spent many year in Italy with a series of male buddies) has enlivened other parts of DC with his beefcake "manuments." He designed the Statue of Freedom atop the Capitol Dome, the doors to the Senate and House entrances, and the figures of Justice and History.
See also: 12 Public Penises of Paris