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Original Statue of Liberty

 
 
Original Statue of Liberty Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 4, 2016
1. Original Statue of Liberty Marker
Inscription. Bartholdi 1834-1904

This statue, cast in bronze from the original plaster sculpture, was enlarged 16 times by the artist to create the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, perhaps the most recognized symbol of freedom in the world.

It was presented as a gift to the American people and paid for by the citizens of France. The statue celebrates the core values of both countries: freedom, democratic government and the equality of man.

It also celebrates the bonds of friendship between our two countries and the vital financial and military assistance that France gave our Revolutionary Army commanded by George Washington during our young nation's hour of greatest need.
 
Location. 40° 45.876′ N, 73° 58.209′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of East 61st Street and Madison Avenue, on the right when traveling east on East 61st Street. Touch for map. The marker is on East 61st Street, just a few steps from Madison Avenue, at the 61st street entrance to the 667 Madison Avenue building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 667 Madison Avenue, New York NY 10065, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Theodore Roosevelt Lived Here (about 300 feet away, measured in

Original Statue of Liberty image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 4, 2016
2. Original Statue of Liberty
a direct line); Eglise Française du St. Esprit (about 600 feet away); The Metropolitan Club (about 600 feet away); Doris C. Freedman Plaza (about 800 feet away); Plaza Hotel (about 800 feet away); Charles Evans Hughes (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lombard Lamp (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ritz Tower (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  Statue of Liberty (Wikipedia). "The Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World; French: La Liberté éclairant le monde) is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York City, in the United States. The copper statue, a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States, was designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and built by Gustave Eiffel. The statue was dedicated on October 28, 1886." (Submitted on August 27, 2018.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
Original Statue of Liberty and Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 4, 2016
3. Original Statue of Liberty and Marker - wide view
"The Statue of Liberty is a figure of a robed woman representing Libertas, a Roman liberty goddess. She holds a torch above her head with her right hand, and in her left hand carries a tabula ansata inscribed in Roman numerals with "JULY IV MDCCLXXVI" (July 4, 1776), the date of the U.S. Declaration of Independence. A broken chain lies at her feet as she walks forward. The statue became an icon of freedom and of the United States, and was a welcoming sight to immigrants arriving from abroad." -Wikipedia
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 27, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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