Liberty Enlightening the World: The Statue of Liberty’s construction

Lady Liberty’s face is seen here on Liberty Island, waiting to be installed:


Head of Statue of Liberty on display in park in Paris (1883)

From an album of the construction works of the colossal statue of Liberty, intended for the port of New York / Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi.


Construction in Paris

Workmen constructing the Statue of Liberty in Bartholdi’s Parisian warehouse workshop; first model; left hand; and quarter-size head (Winter 1882)


Colossal hand and torch “Liberty”

The torch and part of the arm of the Statue of Liberty, on display at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. Information booth at base of arm and two persons seen at railing below flame of torch.

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Going up!

Below is the pedestal for the Statue of Liberty, as it looked when the monument was first under construction:

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Notes: Photos from the NPS Collection

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