|Unboxing the Statue of Liberty 1885|
Historical Shots of the Famous Statue of LibertyThe Statue of Liberty was put on exhibit at the Paris World's Fair of 1878. It stayed there for a year before being shipped to New York City.
Located on Liberty Island, New York, the Statue of Liberty was designed by Frédéric Bartholdi (1876-1886). It was intended as a gift to the American people as a symbol of the friendship between France and the United States that was formed during the Revolutionary War against Great Britain.
The torch-bearing arm of the Statue of Liberty was displayed at the Centennial Exposition in 1876 and in New York's Madison Square Park from 1876 to 1882.
|Statue of Liberty's head on exhibit at the Paris World's Fair (1878)|
|The Arm of Liberty, 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition|
|Centennial Exposition in 1876|
|Statue of Liberty under construction in France.|
|The Statue of Liberty's face before it was installed. 1886|
|Starting the assembly of the Statue of Liberty 1895|
|Preparing the copper cladding 1880|
|1884 construction of the Statue of Liberty|
|The Statue of Liberty, flanked by the twin towers of the World Trade Center, Dec. 5, 1983. Photo by Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times|