Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical
sculpture on Liberty Island in the middle of
NewYork Harbor, in Manhattan, New York
is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in the middle of NY Harbor, in Manhattan, NY City. The statue, FORMED by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and dedicated on October twenty eight, 1886, was a present to the USA from the people of France. The statue is of a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom, who bears a torch and a tabula ansata (a tablet evoking the law) upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July FOUR , 1776. A broken chain lies at her feet. The statue is an icon of freedom and of the United States: a welcoming signal to immigrants arriving from abroad.
Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty Design and construction
The origin of the Statue of Liberty project is sometimes followed to a comment made by French law professor and politician Édouard René de Laboulaye in mid-1865. In after-dinner conversation at his house near Versailles, Laboulaye, an ardent supporter of the Union in the American Civil War, is supposed to have said: “If a monument should rise in the USA, as a memorial to their independence, I should think it only natural if it were built by united effort—a common job of both our nations.” The National Park Service, in a 2000 report, however, deemed this a legend traced to an 1885 fundraising pamphlet, and that the statue was most likely conceived in 1870.
The History of The Statue of Liberty