Unpacking the face of the Statue of Liberty. [Lady Liberty doesn't look happy, maybe she is thinking about all the tired, poor, homeless, wretched refuse her inscription is beckoning.
The Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Is in NY Harbor,designed by Frédéric Bartholdi & dedicated on October 28,1886.The statue,a gift to the USA from the people of France,is of a robed female figure representing Libertas,the Roman goddess of freedom,who bears a torch & a tabula ansata (tablet evoking law)upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence,July 4,1776. A broken chain lies at her feet.The statue is an icon of freedom & US.
Lady Liberty, seen her a few times, and she's just as impressive every time! Was moved when I had the chance to go to Ellis Island and find my Great Grandfathers name as he immigrated from Magyar (now known as Hungary) and knowing that he saw her under the same sun, but under a very different light as he arrived in America.