Statue of Liberty, aka Liberty Enlightening the World (1884)


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Antique art print of the famous New York landmark

In this antique art print by Currier & Ives, the Statue of Liberty — then termed “Liberty Enlightening the World” or The great Bartholdi statue — is seen with the city of New York in the background. This work was first published in April 1884 as a chromolithograph.

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As with all things iconic, great and wonderful, the image was immediately used in an advertisement — this one for Star Lamps, who replaced Liberty’s torch with one of their products.

Statue of Liberty, aka The great Bartholdi statue 1884


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