James Earle Fraser’s young female figure in "Heritage" holds a child and a sheaf of wheat in her right hand as symbols of growth and hopefulness. In her left hand she protects an urn, symbolic of the ashes of past generations. The base is inscribed, "The Heritage of the Past is the Seed that Brings Forth the Harvest of the Future." "Heritage" is on the Constitution Avenue side of the Archives Building.
Design by James Earle Fraser
Modeled by David K. Rubins
Carved by the Gino A. Ratti Company
National Archives and Records Administration
Records of the National Archives and Records Administration
Record Group 64