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Statue of Liberty souvenir, New York, New York, 1885

Associated institution:
Statue of Liberty
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 6 in; 15.24 cm
Object Name:
statue
Date made:
ca 1885
Associated date:
1879-02-18
Subject:
Government, Politics, and Reform
Souvenir Nation
ID Number:
PL*001650
Catalog number:
001650
Accession number:
16237
Description:
This is one of the first models of Liberty cast in the United States. Often described as the American Committee Model, this statuette was produced in the tens of thousands. It was sold to subscribers to finance the construction of a pedestal for the full-size statue in New York Harbor.
Based upon the design of the French sculptor Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, with Bartholdi’s full cooperation, the miniature statues were produced in six- and twelve-inch sizes. A national newspaper campaign advertised statuettes at one dollar for the six-inch model seen here or five dollars for a twelve-inch version. Richard Butler, a New York–based rubber manufacturer, chaired the American Committee of the Statue of Liberty and oversaw the models’ production.
The campaign disseminated likenesses of Liberty throughout the United States and the world, turning the figure into a household souvenir while raising more than enough money for the construction of the monumental stone pedestal. The finished monument, Liberty Enlightening the World, was dedicated October 28, 1886.
Gift of Richard Butler, Secretary of the American Committee on the Statue of Liberty, 1885
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Political History: Political History, General History Collection
Souvenir Nation
Exhibition:
Souvenir Nation
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Statue of Liberty

Artist:
Reginald Case, born Watertown, NY 1937-died 2009
Medium:
mixed media construction
Dimensions:
18 1/2 x 14 x 6 1/4 in. (47.0 x 35.6 x 15.9 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1986
Topic:
Monument\statue\Statue of Liberty
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Object number:
2008.1
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Statue of Liberty

Artist:
Fannie Pete, born Gallegos Canyon, NM 1958
Medium:
commercial yarn
Dimensions:
35 3/4 x 21 3/4 in. (90.7 x 55.4 cm)
Type:
Decorative Arts-Fiber
Folk Art
Date:
ca. 1992
Topic:
Monument\statue\Statue of Liberty
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson
Object number:
1997.124.191
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Statue of Liberty

Artist:
Gregorio Marzan, born Vega Baja, Puerto Rico 1906-died New York City 1997
Medium:
mixed media: plaster, fabric, glue, light bulb, Elmer's Glue caps, and wig
Dimensions:
64 1/2 x 30 x 7 in. (163.8 x 76.2 x 17.8 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Folk Art
Date:
1989
Topic:
Dress\accessory\jewelry
Monument\statue\Statue of Liberty
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment
Object number:
1997.124.72
Description:
Like many immigrants to the United States, Gregorio Marzan considered the Statue of Liberty an important symbol of freedom. He created many versions of the statue and in this piece portrayed Lady Liberty in heavy make-up and gaudy clothing. Marzan’s use of found objects, including the glue caps in the crown, relates to the Latin American tradition of creating personal shrines and totems from everyday objects.
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On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 25B
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Unveiling of the Statue of Liberty

Artist:
Katherine Westphal, born Los Angeles, CA 1919
Copy after:
Edward Moran, born Bolton, England 1829-died New York City 1901
Medium:
batiked, quilted, and embroidered fabric
Dimensions:
92 3/4 x 66 1/2 in. (235.5 x 168.9 cm.)
Type:
Decorative Arts-Fiber
Crafts
Date:
1964
Topic:
Monument\statue\Statue of Liberty
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Katherine Westphal Rossbach
Object number:
1972.15
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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New York Lady (Statue of Liberty)

Artist:
Leslie J. Payne, born Fairport, VA 1907-died Kilmarnock, VA 1981
Medium:
painted tin, copper and wood with costume jewelry and reflector
Dimensions:
26 5/8 x 16 1/4 x 7 3/8 in. (67.7 x 41.3 x 18.8 cm.)
Type:
Sculpture
Folk Art
Date:
ca. 1970
Topic:
Figure female\full length
Monument\statue\Statue of Liberty
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment
Object number:
1997.124.74
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Statue of Liberty [2 postcards]

Physical description:
Ink on leather
2 items
Type:
Postage stamps
Leather
Picture postcards
Postcards
Date:
1906
1900-1920
Topic:
Statue of Liberty (New York, N.Y.)
Local number:
AC1252-0000003.tif (AC Scan No.)
Summary:
Two genuine leather postcards addressed to Miss Helen Sandford; in this scan the address side of one is showing and the picture side of the other is showing. Postmarked 1906, with two one-cent stamps. 9-1/4" x 5-1/2" (size for the group?). They depict the Statue of Liberty, addressed to Miss Helen Sandford, Danville, N.Y. Manufacturer unidentified
Cite as:
Sandford Greeting Card Company and Family Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Sandford Greeting Card Company and Family Papers ca. 1840-1990
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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[Statue of Liberty : stereoscopic photonegative.]

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood
H.C. White Co
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on glass
1 item, 3-3/4" x 7"
Type:
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Battery Park (New York, N.Y.)
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1895
1920
1890-1920
Topic:
Statue of Liberty (New York, N.Y.)
Buildings
Harbors
Parks
Statues
Local number:
RSN 83
Notes:
Company catalog card included
Currently stored in box 1.1.1 [162], moved from [158]. Orig. no. 36-B
Cancelled by scratching
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Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection 1895-1921
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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Overlooking lower West Side, harbor and Statue of Liberty [stereoscopic photonegative]

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood
Brown Bros
H.C. White Co
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on glass
1 item, 3-3/4" x 7"
Type:
Cityscapes
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
New York (State)
New York
New York (N.Y.)
Singer Building
Date:
1895
1921
1890-1920
1900-1910
Topic:
Statue of Liberty (New York, N.Y.)
Statues
Boats
Harbors
Local number:
000143-00108.gif (AC Scan No.)
RSN 8
Notes:
Linked image to be replaced
14-B and 89 (numbers on envelope)
Currently stored in box 1.1.1 [162], moved from [158]
"Singer Bldg." and "Brown Bros." on original envelope
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Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection 1895-1921
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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[Statue of Liberty]

Artist:
Hunter, Johnnie L. Rev., 1905-1999
Medium:
Salvaged wood (5 pieces) Acrylic paints Varnish Iron box nails Phillips screws Unknown adhesive (nose)
Culture:
American
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
c. 1980
Inventory Number:
2007.0001.0043
Description:
Hunter creates his interpretation of the Statue of Liberty, an international sign of freedom, with a predominately square figure that has a raised right arm. The red tip at the top of the arm most likely symbolizes her torch.
Believing his true work to be ministry Reverend Johnnie L. Hunter served as the senior pastor of True Light Baptist Church in Dallas for 31 years. Though he viewed his artwork as secondary, Rev. Hunter is considered by some to be the last of the celebrated southern Black carvers born at the turn of the century. Using scrap lumber and tree branches Hunter creates colorful sculptures using a knife, saw, hammer, nails, glue, paint, and glitter. He also has a signature technique of burning the final details into the wood with an ice pick that has been heated over a flame. Hunter's figures range from biblical characters to gunfighters and can be found in private collections around the country.
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum
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Statue of Liberty

Artist:
Louis Eilshemius, American, b. Arlington, New Jersey, 1864–1941
Medium:
Oil on fiberboard
Dimensions:
14 X 10 1/8 IN. (35.4 X 25.5 CM.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
(c. 1913)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.1586
Provenance:
Jh Purchased From Eilshemius, Louis Michael, New York Ca. 1940
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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Overlooking the lower West Side, the harbor and Statue of Liberty [stereoscopic photonegative]

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood
Brown Bros
H.C. White Co
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on glass
1 item, 3-3/4" x 7"
Type:
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Metropolitan Building, New York (N.Y.)
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1895
1921
1890-1920
1900-1950
Topic:
Cityscapes
Construction
Harbors
Blue collar workers
Statues
Statue of Liberty (New York, N.Y.)
Construction workers
Local number:
RSN 15
Notes:
Caption source uncertain
Associated number 32-B
Currently stored in box 1.1.1 [162], moved from [158]
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Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection 1895-1921
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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Untitled--Tugboat/Statue of Liberty, from the portfolio Photographs of New York

Artist:
Reginald Marsh, born Paris, France 1898-died Dorset, VT 1954
Publisher:
Middendorf Gallery, active Washington, DC 20th century
Jem Hom, active ca. 1976
Printer:
Ron Stark, born Sidney, NY 1944
Medium:
gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
image: 5 x 7 1/4 in. (12.8 x 18.4 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
ca. 1938-1945, printed 1976
Topic:
Cityscape\New York\New York
Architecture\boat\tugboat
Waterscape\harbor\New York Harbor
Monument\statue\Statue of Liberty
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Dr. Katherine Alley and Dr. Richard Flax
Object number:
1982.115.33
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Untitled--Tugboat/Statue of Liberty, from the portfoilo Photographs of New York

Artist:
Reginald Marsh, born Paris, France 1898-died Dorset, VT 1954
Publisher:
Middendorf Gallery, active Washington, DC 20th century
Jem Hom, active ca. 1976
Printer:
Ron Stark, born Sidney, NY 1944
Medium:
gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
image: 5 x 7 1/4 in. (12.8 x 18.4 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
ca. 1938-1945, printed 1976
Topic:
Cityscape\New York\New York
Architecture\boat\tugboat
Waterscape\harbor\New York Harbor
Monument\statue\Statue of Liberty
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Douglas Kenyon
Object number:
1986.94.12
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Statue of Liberty Quilt

Artist:
Mary Borkowski, born Sulphur Lick Springs, OH 1916-died Dayton, OH 2008
Medium:
cotton and polyester appliqued, embroidered, and painted thread; quilted and handstitched
Dimensions:
79 1/8 x 72 3/4 in. (101.0 x 84.8 cm.)
Type:
Decorative Arts-Fiber
Folk Art
Date:
1985
Topic:
Miscellaneous\emblem\cross
Allegory\civic\liberty
Allegory\place\America
Architecture\bridge\Golden Gate Bridge
Miscellaneous\homage\Wright Brothers
Ceremony\other\anniversary
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr.
Object number:
1988.74.3
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Liberty

Artist:
Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, French, born Colmar, France 1834-died Paris, France 1904
Medium:
painted terra cotta and tin
Dimensions:
46 x 12 x 11 in. (116.8 x 30.5 x 28.0 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
ca. 1884
Topic:
Figure female
Study\sculpture model
Allegory\civic\liberty
Monument\statue\Statue of Liberty
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the U.S. Capitol
Object number:
XX76
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2nd Floor, South Wing
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
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3c Statue of Liberty single

Scott Catalogue USA 1035a
Printer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Medium:
paper; ink (deep violet); adhesive / engraving
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
June 24, 1954
Topic:
Architecture
Object number:
1980.2493.5083
Description:
This Liberty Issue stamp depicts the State of Liberty. The statue was designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi as a gift to the United States from France. The statue is of the Roman goddess of freedom, Libertas, holding a torch and a tablet which is inscribed with the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776. The statue was completed in Paris in 1884 and unveiled in New York Harbor in 1886.
United States; France; Statue of Liberty; freedom; Declaration of Independence; Paris; New York; Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi; Gustave Eiffel; Richard Morris Hunt
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National Postal Museum Collection
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National Postal Museum
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8c Statue of Liberty single

Scott Catalogue USA 1042
Printer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Medium:
paper; ink (dark violet blue, carmine rose); adhesive / engraving
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
March 22, 1958
Topic:
Architecture
Object number:
1980.2493.5097
Description:
This Liberty Issue stamp depicts the State of Liberty. The statue was designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi as a gift to the United States from France. The statue is of the Roman goddess of freedom, Libertas, holding a torch and a tablet which is inscribed with the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776. The statue was completed in Paris in 1884 and unveiled in New York Harbor in 1886.
United States; France; Statue of Liberty; freedom; Declaration of Independence; Paris; New York; Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi; Gustave Eiffel; Richard Morris Hunt
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National Postal Museum Collection
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National Postal Museum
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11c Statue of Liberty single

Scott Catalogue USA 1044A
Printer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Medium:
paper; ink (carmine, dark violet blue); adhesive / engraving
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
June 15, 1961
Topic:
Architecture
Object number:
1980.2493.5105
Description:
This Liberty Issue stamp depicts the State of Liberty. The statue was designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi as a gift to the United States from France. The statue is of the Roman goddess of freedom, Libertas, holding a torch and a tablet which is inscribed with the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776. The statue was completed in Paris in 1884 and unveiled in New York Harbor in 1886.
United States; France; Statue of Liberty; freedom; Declaration of Independence; Paris; New York; Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi; Gustave Eiffel; Richard Morris Hunt
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National Postal Museum Collection
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National Postal Museum
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8c Statue of Liberty single

Scott Catalogue USA 1041
Printer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Medium:
paper; ink (dark violet blue, carmine); adhesive / engraving
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 1 x 7/8 in. (2.54 x 2.22 cm)
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
April 9, 1954
Topic:
Architecture
Object number:
1980.2493.5095
Description:
This Liberty Issue stamp depicts the State of Liberty. The statue was designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi as a gift to the United States from France. The statue is of the Roman goddess of freedom, Libertas, holding a torch and a tablet which is inscribed with the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776. The statue was completed in Paris in 1884 and unveiled in New York Harbor in 1886.
United States; France; Statue of Liberty; freedom; Declaration of Independence; Paris; New York; Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi; Gustave Eiffel; Richard Morris Hunt
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National Postal Museum Collection
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National Postal Museum
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