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Statue of Liberty
Frederic Auguste Bartholdi received a design patent for the Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty and Frederic Auguste Bartholdi on the Web
Frederic Auguste Bartholdi
Earned US Patent #11,023 for his design for a Statue of Liberty.
La Statue de la Liberté Eclairant le Monde
English translation - provides a drop down menu with information on the Statue of Liberty and Frederic Auguste Bartholdi.
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By Mary Bellis

Frederic Auguste Bartholdi  (1834-1904)
The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor on June 19, 1885. The monument was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States, intended to commemorate the centennial of the American Declaration of Independence, some ten years earlier. Sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi's Statue of Liberty enlightening the world stands more than 300 feet high.

French historian Edouard Laboulaye suggested the presentation of this statue to the United States, commemorating the alliance of France and the United States during the American Revolution. The copper colossus was designed by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi and erected according to plans by Gustave Eiffel.

Statue of LibertyDesign Patent Drawing For Statue of Liberty

Frederic Auguste Bartholdi was a French sculptor born in Alsace. He created many monumental sculptures, his most famous work was the Statue of Liberty. The statue is constructed of copper sheets which are assembled on a framework of steel supports designed by Eugene-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc and Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel. For transit to America, the figure was disassembled into 350 pieces and packed in 214 crates. Four months later, it was reassembled on Bedloe's Island (renamed Liberty Island in 1956). On October 28, 1886, President Grover Cleveland dedicated the Statue of Liberty before thousands of spectators. Since the 1892 opening of nearby Ellis Island Immigration Station, Bartholdi's Liberty has welcomed more than 12,000,000 immigrants to America. Emma Lazarus's famous lines engraved on the statue's pedestal are linked to our conception of the statue Americans call "Lady Liberty":

Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me
- Emma Lazarus, "The New Colossus," 1883
The Bartholdi Fountain
The Bartholdi Fountain was also designed by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi the sculptor of the Statue of Liberty.

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