The statue of Liberty

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On the day it is in lets have a look at the history of that famous French lady that keeps a watchful eye on New York and it’s surrounding area. But is also an international symbol for freedom and liberty.

The Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World; French: La Liberté éclairant le monde) is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York City, in the United States. The copper statue, a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States, was designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and built by Gustave Eiffel.

Bartholdi’s design patent.

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Stereoscopic image of right arm and torch of the Statue of Liberty, 1876 Centennial Exposition.

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Richard Morris Hunt’s pedestal under construction in June 1885.

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Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, June 1885, showing (clockwise from left) woodcuts of the completed statue in Paris, Bartholdi, and the statue’s interior structure.

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Unpacking of the face of the Statue of Liberty, which was delivered on June 17, 1885

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Unveiling of the Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World (1886) by Edward Moran. Oil on canvas

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Government poster using the Statue of Liberty to promote the sale of Liberty Bonds

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Bedloe’s Island in 1927, showing the statue and army buildings. The eleven-pointed walls of Fort Wood, which still form the statue’s base, are visible.

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The day the lady cried.The Statue of Liberty on September 11, 2001.

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A replica of the Statue of Liberty forms part of the exterior decor at the New York-New York Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

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To all my American friends Happy Independence Day.

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Before I leave I have a small personal favor to ask. Can you please vote on  the Independent lens audience award poll below for the documentary “the Last laugh”.

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