Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Little Lady Liberty

One of the most widely recognized American symbol is the 151-foot Statue of Liberty by French sculptor Auguste Bertholdi. The statue has inspired numerous small scale replicas intended to echo the ideals of freedom, tolerance and opportunity, including this replica (c. 1900) by an unknown artist from Akron, Ohio. Made of galvanized sheet steel and zinc over iron frame, the figure is installed outside the Brooklyn Museum together with the museum's outdoor collection of architectural fragments. The Statue of Liberty is one of the most common symbol of Independence Day marking the anniversary of the publication of the declaration of independence from Great Britain in 1776.

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