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Statue of Liberty – Pics of the Week

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My colleague Andrew recently showed me photographs of his trip to New York City earlier this year. The trip included a visit to the Statue of Liberty.  Looking at these photographs, I was reminded of the public celebrations for the Statue’s centenary in 1986.  Back then, I was living in New York City, had participated in the public celebrations, and watched the fireworks display on July 4th from the South Street Seaport, along with thousands of people from around the world.

When the Statue first arrived in the United States, from France, President Grover Cleveland had placed it under the administration of the U.S. Lighthouse Board, which was established in 1852. Subsequently, the Statue of Liberty was designated a National Monument in 1924 by President Coolidge, under the authority provided by the Antiquities Act, 34 Stat. 225.  In 1933, President Roosevelt transferred responsibility for the Statue, and other national monuments, to the National Park Service, which still oversees the Statue and Liberty Island today.

From a distance, or close up, she is a spectacular sight that has graced New York and welcomed visitors to our shores for over 130 years.  Enjoy!

Statute of Liberty, Liberty Island / Photograph by Andrew Weber
Statue of Liberty, Liberty Island / Photograph by Andrew Weber


Statute of Liberty from the back, looking upwards / Photograph by Andrew Weber
Statue of Liberty from the back, looking upwards / Photograph by Andrew Weber


Statute of Liberty / Photograph by Andrew Weber
Statue of Liberty / Photograph by Andrew Weber

Comments (4)

  1. Wonderful! =)

  2. I love pictures of the Statue of Liberty. It is a sign of goodwill (France) and a welcome to those searching for a better life.

  3. I want information I can use. You have shown me a “Family” photo album, story included. This picture and the article should be in the Public Domain or NOT included. This is of no use/reuse. Protected for the next 100 years!! Laziness now locks all this stuff in a vault. Your response? And respond again like you seriously wanted/needed to accomplish something… like accomplish something with the only three pictures of the Statue of Liberty available to you and there they are – above : ( ? Probably two different POV. THIS IS A WASTE OF TIME. No foresight.

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