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Statue of 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. The statue was dedicated on October 28, 1886.

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I remember when I was a little girl living in New York, visiting and actually climbing the stairs of the Statue of Liberty. Did you know that the tablet held in her left hand measures 23' 7" tall and 13' 7" wide inscribed with the date JULY IV MDCCLXXVI (July 4, 1776) !

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The Statue of Liberty in Paris, 1886.

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The Statue of Liberty's face before it was installed. 1886

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Statue of Liberty Head in a Paris Park 1883 The head of the Statue of Liberty is seen on display in a park in Paris, France, prior to completion. Frederic Auguste Bartholdis master work was a gift to the United States, which is displayed as the center piece of New York Harbor.

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