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Emma Lazarus

Lazarus Sesquicentennial Celebration 1849 - 1999

 
 
Emma Lazarus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 3, 2016
1. Emma Lazarus Marker
Inscription.
Emma Lazarus
1849 - 1887
poet, essayist
and humanitarian
lived here

Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses
yearning to breathe
free

 
Erected 1999 by New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.
 
Location. 40° 44.022′ N, 73° 59.804′ W. Marker is in New York City, New York, in New York County. Marker is on West 10th Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18 West 10th Street, New York NY 10011, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Marianne Moore (within shouting distance of this marker); First Presbyterian Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dawn Powell (about 600 feet away); Charles Ives (about 600 feet away); The Second Cemetery (about 700 feet away); Eleanor Roosevelt (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Eleanor Roosevelt (about 700 feet away); Beatrix Farrand (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in New York City.
 
Also see . . .
1. Emma Lazarus (Wikipedia). Emma Lazarus (July 22, 1849 – November 19, 1887) was an American poet born in New
Emma Lazarus Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 3, 2016
2. Emma Lazarus Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here between the two windows.
York City.....She is best known for "The New Colossus", a sonnet written in 1883; its lines appear inscribed on a bronze plaque in the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty installed in 1903, a decade and a half after Lazarus's death.
(Submitted on October 12, 2016.) 

2. Emma Lazarus (National Park Service). Born on July 22, 1849 in New York City to a wealthy sugar refining family of Portuguese Sephardic Jewish descent, Emma Lazarus was the poet who wrote "The New Colossus." Aside from writing, Lazarus was also involved in charitable work for refugees. At Ward's Island, she worked as an aide for Jewish immigrants who had been detained by Castle Garden immigration officials. She was deeply moved by the plight of the Russian Jews she met there and these experiences influenced her writing.... (Submitted on October 12, 2016.) 

3. Emma Lazarus: Featuring Interview with Ken Burns (Youtube.com, 2 mins.). One of the 18 pieces created for permanent exhibit "Only In America", at the National Museum of American Jewish History. (Submitted on October 12, 2016.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicCharity & Public Work
 
Emma Lazarus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Johnson, circa 1882
3. Emma Lazarus Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page was last revised on October 12, 2016.
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