21 Vintage Photos of the Statue of Liberty

A look back at Lady Liberty.

Feb. 18, 2015, 10:42 a.m.
View of the head of the Statue of Liberty, designed by sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, on display on the Champ de Mars, Paris, France, 1878. National Journal
Segments of the Statue of Liberty during its construction in the workshop of French sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, Paris, France, circa 1880. National Journal
The construction of the Statue of Liberty in Paris, before its journey to the United States, circa 1883. National Journal
The left hand of the Statue of Liberty under construction, circa 1884. Sixty men worked for almost ten years on the various parts of the statue, not including its designer Frederic Bartholdi and his assistants. National Journal
Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, June 1885, showing woodcuts of the completed statue in Paris, Bartholdi, and the statue's interior structure. National Journal
Unpacking the Head of the Statue of Liberty delivered June 17, 1885. National Journal
The Hamburg America liner Kaiserin Augusta Victoria sails past the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, circa 1890. National Journal
A 1917 poster advertising US Government bonds. The poster depicts immigrants on a ship, sailing past the Statue of Liberty. National Journal
A cartoon of Herbert Hoover, 31st President of the United States, depicted as the 'Statue of Liberty' with brand lowered, circa 1929.  National Journal
A group of people leaning out of the head of the Statue of Liberty in New York, seen from the torch above.  National Journal
Aerial view of Liberty Island circa 1930, formerly Bedloe's Island, and the famous 93.5 metre tall Statue of Liberty designed by Frenchman Frederic Bartholdi and dedicated in 1886. National Journal
Refugee children from England arrive in New York during World War II, July 18, 1940. National Journal
The Statue of Liberty in New York on May 19, 1945, lit up for the first time since the attack on Pearl Harbor. National Journal
File picture dated December 1, 1947 shows (from left) Judge Samuel Leibowitz, Abba Hushi, holding a pitcher of soil brought from Palestine in 1917, deputy mayor John J. Bennett and Joseph Schlossberg, during a ceremony at the base of the Statue of Liberty in New York to mark the adoption by the United Nations of resolution 181, which divided Palestine in two states, one Jewish and one Arab.  National Journal
Hungarian immigrants arriving in America, looking from the deck of their ship towards the Statue of Liberty on January 1, 1948. National Journal
A group of visiting children stands in front of New York's Statue of Liberty circa 1955. National Journal
The right arm of the Statue of Liberty, New York rising upwards. Seams between its copper sheets are clearly visible, circa 1955. National Journal
An American schoolboy named Paul Mayo studies as he travels to school by ferry from his home on Bedloe's Island, where the statue of Liberty stands (circa 1955. National Journal
The cruiser 'le France' is welcomed by US fireboats as she sails past the Statue of Liberty February 8, 1962 into New York harbor. National Journal
Fireworks explode around the Statue of Liberty duiring the American Bicentennial celebration, New York City, July 4, 1976. National Journal
Workers remove scaffolding from around the torch of the Statue of Liberty, on December 17, 1985, with the Manhattan skyline and the twin towers of the World Trade Center in the background. National Journal

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