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Friday, 28 October 2011

THE STATUE OF LIBERTY'S 125th BIRTHDAY



HAPPY BIRTHDAY,

STATUE OF LIBERTY!!!


The Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World; French: La Liberté éclairant le monde) is a huge neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbour, designed by Frédéric Bartholdi and dedicated on October 28, 1886. So it's 125 years old today. The statue, a gift to the United States from the people of France, is of a female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom, who bears a torch and a tabula ansata (a tablet evoking the law). The date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776 is inscribed on it. A broken chain lies at her feet. The statue has become an icon of freedom and of the United States.

1 comment:

  1. The statue is made of Bronze, but long exposure to the elements has resulted in the weathered, greenish-gray appearance it now has. The statue was finished in 1883 and on July 4, 1884 was presented as a gift to the united states. The statue was brought to Bedloe's Island in June of 1885, and assembled in 1886, and public unveiling was held on Oct 28, 1886.

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