Statue of Liberty Photo Gallery

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Statue of Liberty - Photo 1

Statue of Liberty - Photo 1

The Statue of Liberty National Monument officially celebrated her 100th birthday on October 28, 1986. The people of France gave the Statue to the people of the United States over one hundred years ago in recognition of the friendship established during the American Revolution........


 
 
Statue of Liberty - Photo 2

Statue of Liberty - Photo 2

On October 15, 1924, a Presidential Proclamation declared Fort Wood (and the Statue of Liberty within it) a National Monument which set the monument's boundary at the outer edge of Fort Wood. In 1933, the care and administration of the National Monument was transferred to the National Park Service........


 
 
Statue of Liberty - Photo 3

Statue of Liberty - Photo 3

The Statue faces Southeast in perfect symmetry with the placement of Fort Wood and how people would see the Statue while entering the harbor........


 
 
Statue of Liberty - Photo 4

Statue of Liberty - Photo 4

The current copper torch of The Statue of Liberty replaced the original during the 1984-1986 restoration. The flame is copper, covered in 24k gold leaf and is from Bartholdi's original design. The sun reflects off the gold by day and it is illuminated by 16 floodlights at night.


 
 
Statue of Liberty - Photo 5

Statue of Liberty - Photo 5

Some of the over 300 copper sheets that form the Statue. These sheets were hammered in the repousse method and riveted together to form the colossal work of art.


 
 
Statue of Liberty - Photo 6

Statue of Liberty - Photo 6

Symbolic features of Statue of Liberty - tablet of law and robe.


 
 
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