Statue of Liberty 125th Anniversary


This week marks the 125th Anniversary of the inauguration of the Statue of the Liberty

The Statue of Liberty marked the end of a long journey for thousands of immigrants to the United States, as it was the first distinguishable silhouette after weeks of sailing across the Atlantic Ocean: a large, statuesque goddess, holding a tablet and a torch, guiding the people.

The collaboration between the Sculptor Frédéric Bartholdi and Architect Gustave Eiffel gave birth to what would become one of the most recognized symbols of Freedom and Human Enlightenment of our civilization.

Between 1892 and 1954, over 12 million immigrants entered America through Ellis Island, escaping war, famine, or poverty.

The Statue of Liberty was dedicated in October 1886, designated as a National Monument in 1924 and restored for her centennial in July 1986.

Last modified on 24/10/2011

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