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Unpacking the Head of the Statue of Liberty  

c. 1885

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Nancy Reagan waving from the top of the Statue of Liberty in celebration of the statue’s 100th birthday 

- 1986

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Statue of Liberty and part of Bedloe's (Liberty) Island

-  1927

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Wilbur Wright in flight near the Statue of Liberty in 1909.

"Libertas” (the Roman goddess) is the name of the robed woman standing proudly over New York Harbor. 

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Model of the Statue of Liberty from 1883 

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Assembly of Bartholdi’s “Liberty Enlightening the World” statue in Paris before she was disassembled and then brought to America for reconstruction on Liberty Island.

- 1884 

“Statue de la Liberté, en construction”
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Construction of the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty 

- 1885

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"Liberty. In the form of the goddess of youth, giving support to the bald eagle by E. Savage.”

- published on June 11th, 1796

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Immigrants on deck of the steamer "Germanic."

- 1887

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Native Americans at the base of The Statue of Liberty 

- 1913

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Statue of Liberty chromolithograph c. 1885

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"Liberty enlightening the world--Inauguration of the Bartholdi Statue, Harbor of New York--Military and naval salute, the President's arrival at Liberty Island”

- 1886

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On October 28th, 1886, the Statue of Liberty Enlightening The World was dedicated.

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The Girl They Left Behind 

Drawing shows U.S. Military looking at Lady Liberty as they depart New York Harbor to fight in WWI 

- 1918

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"Liberty”

- 1869

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Statue of Liberty, New York Harbor 

c. late 1800s-early 1900s

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Patriotic gathering at the base of the Statue of Liberty 

- 1918

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How tall is the Statue of Liberty?

From where her base meets the ground to the tip of her torch she is 305 feet and 1 inch in height.

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Construction of the Statue of Liberty pedestal was completed in the Spring of 1886

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Statue of Liberty photo from 1898

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"Liberty” 

- 1901

by American Artist Seymour Joseph Guy
Proclaim Liberty Throughout All The Land

- 1925

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Profile view of the Statue of Liberty 

- 1984 

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Human Statue of Liberty about 18,000 men 

- 1918 

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Image of the Statue of Liberty, Bedloe’s Island, 1908

On August 5th, 1884 the cornerstone of the Statue of Liberty was laid. 

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A French WWI print from 1915 showing a woman holding a bayoneted rifle titled “pour Que la Liberte Continue d'Eclairer le Monde” which means “so that Freedom Continues to Light The World.”

Behind the woman you can see The Statue of Liberty illuminating the sky from across the Atlantic.
This print was done a few years before the United States entered WWI.  

Was this sketch an appeal to the United States? The mighty nation who received the famous gift from France some 30 years before?

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Statue of Liberty in 1901, fifteen years after she was dedicated

Did you know that on windy days the torch of the Statue of Liberty can sway about 1/2 a foot?

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