Liberty Enlightening the World (sculpture)

  • Type: Sculpture

The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States and is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886, designated as a National Monument in 1924 and restored for her centennial on July 4, 1986. - NPS




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Timeline

Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
1871/06/01 Frederic Auguste Bartholdi Life After a 13-day crossing, Bartholdi arrives in the port of New York on the PEREIRE, a ship of the Compagnie Generale Transatlantique. He is here to promote the idea of a colossal statue of Liberty as a gift from the French to the American people. Statue of Liberty Statue of Liberty National Monument
1876/06/00 Frederic Auguste Bartholdi Sculptor Right arm of Statue of Liberty, holding the torch, is exhibited at the Centennial Exposition to raise money for its completion. Statue of Liberty Statue of Liberty National Monument Centennial Exposition
1877/02/00 The United States Congress approves New York Bedloes Island as the site for "Liberty Enlightening the World", Bartholdi's preferred location. Statue of Liberty Statue of Liberty National Monument
1878/06/30 Frederic Auguste Bartholdi Sculptor At the Exposition Universelle, the completed head of the Statue of Liberty is exhibited in the garden of the Trocadero palace (lost), while other pieces are on display on the Champs de Mars. Palais de Chaillot Paris 1878 Exposition Universelle
1882/00/00 The arm and torch of "Liberty Enlightening the World" are exhibited as a fundraising effort in Madison Square from 1876 to 1882. Madison Square Park New York City
1884/07/00 Frederic Auguste Bartholdi Sculptor In the summer, the Statue of Liberty is completed at the Gaget, Gauthier and Co studio (lost) on rue de Chazelles, Paris. No 21 was Bartholdi's workshop.
1884/07/00 Gustave Eiffel Engineer In the summer, the Statue of Liberty is assembled at the Gaget, Gauthier and Co studio (lost) in Paris. No 23 rue de Chazelles had a metal forge and a modeling shop where the skeleton and copper plates were made under the direction of Gustave Eiffel.
1885/03/16 Joseph Pulitzer Supporter Let us not wait for the millionaires to give us this money. It is not a gift from the millionaires of France to the millionaires of America, but a gift of the whole people of France to the whole people of America. - Joseph Pulitzer, New York World Statue of Liberty Statue of Liberty National Monument
1885/06/17 The dismantled Statue of Liberty arrives at New York Harbor in 350 pieces packed in more than 200 cases. Statue of Liberty Statue of Liberty National Monument
1886/10/28 Frederic Auguste Bartholdi Sculptor Bartholdi releases the tricolor French flag that covers Liberty's face glistening with rain from the wet and foggy weather. One million spectators applaud for 15 minutes as guns provide a salute and whistles sound off. Statue of Liberty Statue of Liberty National Monument
1886/10/28 Grover Cleveland Dignitary US President Grover Cleveland dedicates the Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France to commemorate the Franco-American alliance during the American Revolution. Statue of Liberty Statue of Liberty National Monument
1939/08/30 Norddeutscher Lloyd German Industry As the blacked out BREMEN sails down the Hudson River, 900 crewmen line her decks and give the Nazi salute to the Statue of Liberty. The Bremen sails back full speed to Germany. Statue of Liberty Statue of Liberty National Monument World War II Begins

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Particulars for Liberty Enlightening the World (sculpture):
Area of Significance Art expression of creative skill and imagination such as painting or sculpture
Fine Art Colossal Sculpture
Art Material Copper
Attribute Outdoor
Art Type Sculpture



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