Jersey City in Hudson County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The New Colossus
The Statue of Liberty was the first statue designed by Bartholdi to be completed. Earlier, in the 1850s, while traveling in Egypt, the Nubia and Ethiopia, he designed an immense lighthouse for the opening of the Suez Canal in Egypt, but the design was not accepted.
After the Statue of Liberty was dedicated in 1886, Bartholdi also completed a thirty-six foot high sculpture of a lion in Belfort, France. This sculpture commemorates the defense of the town of Belfort, during the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871).
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 40° 41.385′ N, 74° 2.782′ W. Marker is in Jersey City, New Jersey, in Hudson County. Touch for map. Marker is located on Liberty Island, near the food concession area. Marker is in this post office area: Jersey City NJ 07304, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bartholdi (here, next to this marker); New York Sculptures (here, next to this marker); “Mother of Exiles” (a few steps from this marker); Emma Lazarus (a few steps from this marker); “The New Colossus” (a few Inside the Statue (a few steps from this marker); Symbolism (a few steps from this marker); Statue Facts (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jersey City.
More about this marker. Pictures of Bartholdi’s works, the Statue of Liberty and the Lion of Belfort, appear on the marker.
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Man-Made Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 363 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 8, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 4. submitted on June 7, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.