On This Day 131 Years Ago – Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbour in pieces!

On 17th June 1885 the dismantled Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbour after being shipped across the Atlantic Ocean in 350 individual pieces packed in more than 200 cases. The copper and iron statue was a gift from the people of France to the people of America and was re-assembled the following year in a ceremony presided over by US President Grover Cleveland who dedicated it as an enduring symbol of liberty, equality & brotherhood to the rest of the world!

Statue of Liberty was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of America as an enduring symbol of freedom and democracy!
The Statue of Liberty was a gift from the people of France to the people of America – an enduring symbol of liberty, equality & brotherhood to the rest of the world!

 

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