Sunday, July 04, 2010

The Unveiling of the Statue of Liberty

Artist: Edward Moran

By the fall of 1886 the Statue of Liberty was virtually finished, and a massive celebration was held to unveil the statue on October 28, 1886.

President Grover Cleveland presided, and after a number of speeches, the sculptor Bartholdi pulled a rope and the French tricolor covering the statue's face was pulled away.

Cannons boomed, fireworks lit the sky, and observers said it was like a thousand Fourth of July celebrations.

(As reported in

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