The light of democracy — examining the Statue of Liberty


Statue of Liberty, New York Harbor, installed 1886, conceived by Édouard Laboulaye, sculpture designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, engineered by Gustave Eiffel, pedestal designed by Richard Morris Hunt. Speakers: Dr. Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis and Dr. Steven Zucker

 


Additional resources:

Official website from the National Parks Service

Rediscovering An Ornate Cast Of Cast-Iron Buildings (New York Times)

Biography of Bartholdi from the National Gallery of Art


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Cite this page as: Dr. Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis and Dr. Steven Zucker, "The light of democracy — examining the Statue of Liberty," in Smarthistory, April 25, 2018, accessed August 21, 2018, https://smarthistory.org/statue-of-liberty/.