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Rare photos of the Statue of Liberty under construction in 1883
Daily News ^ | 07/12/2013

Posted on 07/16/2013 8:37:14 AM PDT by Sopater

Lady Liberty's head in Paris park, 1883



Before Lady Liberty was standing tall, she had to be assembled piece by piece. The beaming gift, dedicated in 1886 and designed by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, came a long way from France to the United States. America's most famous immigrant, The Statue of Liberty, was constructed in Paris starting in 1883, then taken apart and shipped to America in pieces. Here, back in 1883, the Statue of Liberty's head was displayed in a park in Paris. Check out more of Lady Liberty's limbs as they were constructed in the 1800s before coming together to become one of America's most iconic landmarks ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Education; History
KEYWORDS: liberty; rarephotos; statueofliberty



















1 posted on 07/16/2013 8:37:14 AM PDT by Sopater
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To: Sopater

We just don’t do stuff like this anymore...


2 posted on 07/16/2013 8:37:57 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: Sopater

Awesome. It’s a shame it’s being deconstructed so quickly by the communists. Not the statue... liberty itself.


3 posted on 07/16/2013 8:38:44 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: Sopater
We just don’t do stuff like this anymore...

P-shaw!


4 posted on 07/16/2013 8:38:44 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sopater

Interesting!


5 posted on 07/16/2013 8:39:16 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: dfwgator

Hmpfh.


6 posted on 07/16/2013 8:39:53 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: Sopater

Maybe THAT’s why france hates us so much- did we even send them a thank you card?


7 posted on 07/16/2013 8:39:53 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Sopater

Nope, we destroy things instead. And I don’t mean wars.


8 posted on 07/16/2013 8:40:09 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Mr. K
Maybe THAT’s why france hates us so much- did we even send them a thank you card?

LOL!
9 posted on 07/16/2013 8:40:26 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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10 posted on 07/16/2013 8:41:44 AM PDT by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: Sopater

That’s my sister, and anybody who would hurt her will be answering to me.


11 posted on 07/16/2013 8:42:01 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Mr. K

bttt

Notice the meaning.. “Justice is supposed to be blind”

The opposite of what the race baiters wanted.

They wanted Zimmerman convicted solely because he was a “White Hispanic”


12 posted on 07/16/2013 8:42:19 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Sopater
We just don’t do stuff like this anymore...

We didn't do it then, either. The French did.

13 posted on 07/16/2013 8:42:52 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: dfwgator

Looks like Goober Pyle to me.


14 posted on 07/16/2013 8:45:37 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Sopater

I think that they had some mock ups of the construction of Lady Liberty in “Around the World in 80 Days” (new version).


15 posted on 07/16/2013 8:49:20 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: Sopater

Gorgeous photos. You really get an appreciation of the detail when seen up close. Thanks for posting.


16 posted on 07/16/2013 8:49:52 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Sopater

Our technological, artistic, and cultural capabilities have declined since then...


17 posted on 07/16/2013 8:50:29 AM PDT by oblomov
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To: Sopater

Um... confused. Because that sure as hell looks like the twin towers in the background.
18 posted on 07/16/2013 8:50:39 AM PDT by Crazieman (Are you naive enough to think VOTING will fix this entrenched system?)
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To: Cyber Liberty
Just returned from Paris, and here is her little "sister" along the Seine which faces West towards her Big Sister in New York.


19 posted on 07/16/2013 8:50:57 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Crazieman

Yeah, that picture on the right looks to be a more modern one.


20 posted on 07/16/2013 8:53:21 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: Crazieman


Statue of Liberty construction, 1984 & 1985 In 1984 Lady Liberty's torch was lowered for repairs. The Statue's current torch, which is a copper flame covered in 24K gold, was completed in 1986. It's seen here under construction in 1984 and 1985.
21 posted on 07/16/2013 8:54:25 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: Sopater

Thank you for posting this.

‘Pod.


22 posted on 07/16/2013 8:56:28 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: IncPen

statue ping


23 posted on 07/16/2013 8:57:34 AM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: Crazieman

Those have to be from the overhaul that occured in the late 1980s or early 1990s.


24 posted on 07/16/2013 8:58:53 AM PDT by lwd
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To: dfwgator

Reminds me that some day:

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+13:14&version=KJV

...saying to them that dwell on the earth,
that they should make an image to the beast,...


25 posted on 07/16/2013 9:00:41 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Sopater

Certainly, the Marxist resents flags AND statues that symbolize liberty. So he’ll be returning this Imperialist Symbol of Western Oppression back to its makers by the end of his term.


26 posted on 07/16/2013 9:10:25 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: Sopater

can someone post a snap of the last scene of planet of the apes w charlton heston?


27 posted on 07/16/2013 9:16:27 AM PDT by beebuster2000
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28 posted on 07/16/2013 9:26:41 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: Sopater
 photo FrenchStatueofLiberty.jpg
29 posted on 07/16/2013 9:32:14 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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Deeelighted!


30 posted on 07/16/2013 9:36:23 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Sopater

Anyone know how it was constructed? Cast or formed?

It has a steel infrastructure and the exterior is copper.


31 posted on 07/16/2013 9:38:41 AM PDT by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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Some time ago (before 9/11) I went up to the crown of the Statue.Amazing,amazing,amazing.A tough climb,not for the faint of heart (literally or figuratively).It was a windy day and you could feel it sway...a bit unnerving to me.It wasn't until a few years ago that I realized that a ride on the Staten Island Ferry gives one a breathtaking view of the Statue.To anyone who hasn't done both of those things I recommend them highly.
32 posted on 07/16/2013 9:46:01 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: Sopater
This looks shooped.



33 posted on 07/16/2013 1:24:28 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

It’s from the 1968 Planet of the Apes movie.


34 posted on 07/16/2013 1:39:22 PM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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Um... confused. Because that sure as hell looks like the twin towers in the background.

Good eye!

That is indeed the twin towers. The copper skin on the statue was held in place by iron straps that held the parts in place over an armature of structural steel (visible in some of the pre-assembly pictures). The combination of iron and copper was getting dangerously corroded after nearly 100 years of exposure to the salt air and moisture. It was decided to refurbish the statue in honor of it's 100 birthday.

My wife an I visited family in the area in the summer 1985 and my BIL took us on a tour of Manhattan Island with a stop at Battery Park. It was a miserable rainy/drizzly/foggy day and you could barely see Liberty Island. The statue was completely surrounded by scaffolding which further obscured the view. I had an 800mm lens and could see enough to note that the torch was not yet reattached.

If you look closely at the two photographs separated by 100 years you may note that the original torch was made up of glass held by thin strips of metal in the manner of a Tiffany lamp. Whereas the replacement torch is a sheet metal construction, clad with gold leaf, and illuminated with external flood lights. The reason for the change was the old design leaked rainwater copiously and resultant rusting put the arm structure in danger of falling off. That was why the torch was closed to visitors for a number of years prior to the refurbishing.

Regards,
GtG

PS If you look closely, that's me and the Mrs. waving back at you from Battery Park!

35 posted on 07/16/2013 2:30:44 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Sopater

thanks man


36 posted on 07/17/2013 5:24:42 AM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: Sopater

Great pictures, is Obama going to send her back to France?


37 posted on 07/17/2013 5:29:16 AM PDT by Fair Paul
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