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1876, France: The Statue of Liberty's right hand and torch being built in a Paris studio. #americanhistory #history #StatueofLiberty

October 28, 1886: Inauguration of the Statue of Liberty, "Liberty Enlightening the World", military and naval salute. Library of Congress. One million people turned out for the first ticker tape parade in New York City, to cheer for the #StatueofLiberty. #americanhistory #history

October 28, 1886: Invitation to the Inauguration of the Statue of Liberty by President Grover Cleveland. Original invitations were engraved with a gold seal and lithograph of Liberty. #americanhistory #history #StatueofLiberty

May 1876, Philadelphia PA: Statue of Liberty's right hand and torch at the Centennial Exposition. For 50 cents, visitors could climb the ladder to the balcony. The money raised was used to fund the pedestal for the Statue. Afterwards the Exposition, the Statue's torch was displayed at Madison Square in New York City until 1882. #americanhistory #history #StatueofLiberty

1875, France: Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi (bottom left), Statue of Liberty sculptor, constructing a final wood-and-plaster model of her left hand hand holding the torch. (The right hand holds the torch in the final Statue of Liberty.) #americanhistory #history #StatueofLiberty

1909: Wilbur Wright flies a Wright Type A #plane by the Statue of Liberty. He was paid $15,000 for a series of flights over two weeks. #Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Archives. #NewYork #aviation #americanhistory #history #Ellis

Construction of the Statue of Liberty-These pictures were taken by Albert Fernique and are now in the collection of the New York Public

"Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness"

Photograph of Woman #Suffrage Pickets. It was made in 1917 by Harris & Ewing. #suffrage #americanhistory #history

JIM THORPE (Wa-Tho-Huk) of the Sac and Fox Nation: 1912 Summer #Olympics in Stockholm after winning a gold medal. ➡Somebody stole his shoes before his race. All he could find were two shoes of different sizes discarded in the trash can. One was too big so he wore extra socks. He ran his race like this, won a gold medal, and set a world record. #history #americanhistory