Statue of Liberty photos from the '70s
The Statue of Liberty, also well known as Lady Liberty, is a representation of the Great American Melting Pot of the East. The iconic statue is synonymous with the freedom Americans enjoy and, sometimes, take for granted. The United States is known for people coming from all over the world to settle here and make a better life.
The work, liberty, is defined as “freedom from arbitrary or despotic government or control.” In the United States of America, we have been fortunate enough to stretch our wings and challenge authority (within reason) without fear of persecution. Not all people have that privilege; and yes… it is a privilege.
The famous Statue of Liberty was a gift of friendship to the United States from France.
Above: Gustave Eiffel (left) and Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi (right)
The Statue of Liberty, a colossal structure, was designed by a French sculptor named, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi. She was built by Gustave Eiffel who is best known for his creation, The Eiffel Tower.
Lady Liberty is a powerful symbol of freedom and is visited by countless tourists each year.
The statue depicts the figure of a robed woman representing Libertas, a Roman liberty goddess. Above her head, she holds a torch with her right hand, holds a tabula ansata, in her left hand, inscribed with "JULY IV MDCCLXXVI" (July 4, 1776); the date of the Declaration of Independence. A broken chain is at her feet as a powerful and iconic symbol of freedom. She has always been a welcoming sight to immigrants coming to the United States.
This picture is of the inside of the statue.
It is quite a view from the crown of Lady Liberty. Tickets are sold selectively and only 4 to a person at any one time. Children must meet height requirements to visit the very top of the statue.
Ellis Island, also known as the Island of Hope & the Island of Tears, is the home of the Statue of Liberty, a famous landmark known worldwide.
The Statue of Liberty is a total of 305 feet from the bottom of the base to the top of the iconic torch.
Ellis Island, in New York City, is the home of Lady Liberty. She is quite a magnificent sight to behold. Because she is on her own island, you can only get there by boat.
Bartholdi would have been happy to see these happy hippies visiting his work of art in the '70s. That’s right, wherever large crowds gathered was a great place to garner attention for their cause and the powerful symbol of freedom was very relevant in the groovy era.
Over the years, Lady Liberty has meant many things to many people and it all started out as a gesture of friendship.
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