Frederic Bartholdi, the statue’s designer, and artisans work on the statue’s left hand.
Workmen construct the Statue of Liberty in Bartholdi’s Parisian warehouse workshop. The statue was assembled in France and then transported to the U.S.
Construction in Paris, 1884.
The statue’s head resting outside Bartholdi’s workshop in Paris.
The statue’s head on display in Paris, France, in 1883.
The right hand of the statue on display at Madison Square in New York, 1877-1884, to encourage donations.
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