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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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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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Statue of Liberty, Bellflower, California, from the portfolio Statues of Liberty

Artist:
Arthur Taussig, born Los Angeles, CA 1941
Medium:
silver dye bleach print
Dimensions:
sheet: 8 x 16 in. (20.3 x 40.6 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1987
Topic:
Architecture\other\courtyard
Monument\statue\Statue of Liberty
Landscape\California\Bellflower
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Object number:
1988.13.4
Copyright Credit Line:
©, H. Arthur Taussig
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Statue of Liberty, Boonville, Missouri, from the portfolio Statues of Liberty

Artist:
Arthur Taussig, born Los Angeles, CA 1941
Medium:
silver dye bleach print
Dimensions:
sheet: 16 x 8 in. (40.6 x 20.3 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1987
Topic:
Architecture\detail\arch
Monument\statue\Statue of Liberty
Landscape\Missouri\Boonville
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Object number:
1988.13.7
Copyright Credit Line:
©, H. Arthur Taussig
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Statue of Liberty, Boonville, Missouri, from the portfolio Statues of Liberty

Artist:
Arthur Taussig, born Los Angeles, CA 1941
Medium:
silver dye bleach print
Dimensions:
sheet: 8 x 16 in. (20.3 x 40.6 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1987
Topic:
Monument\statue\Statue of Liberty
Cityscape\Missouri\Boonville
Architecture Exterior\civic\courthouse
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Object number:
1988.13.8
Copyright Credit Line:
©, H. Arthur Taussig
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Statue of Liberty, Alma, Nebraska, from the portfolio Statues of Liberty

Artist:
Arthur Taussig, born Los Angeles, CA 1941
Medium:
silver dye bleach print
Dimensions:
sheet: 8 x 16 in. (20.3 x 40.6 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1987
Topic:
Landscape\plain
Monument\statue\Statue of Liberty
Landscape\Nebraska\Alma
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Object number:
1988.13.1
Copyright Credit Line:
©, H. Arthur Taussig
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Statue of Liberty, Beatrice, Nebraska, from the portfolio Statues of Liberty

Artist:
Arthur Taussig, born Los Angeles, CA 1941
Medium:
silver dye bleach print
Dimensions:
sheet: 8 x 16 in. (20.3 x 40.6 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1987
Topic:
Architecture\vehicle\truck
Monument\statue\Statue of Liberty
Landscape\Nebraska\Beatrice
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Object number:
1988.13.2
Copyright Credit Line:
©, H. Arthur Taussig
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Statue of Liberty, Beatrice, Nebraska, from the portfolio Statues of Liberty

Artist:
Arthur Taussig, born Los Angeles, CA 1941
Medium:
silver dye bleach print
Dimensions:
sheet: 8 x 16 in. (20.3 x 40.6 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1987
Topic:
Landscape\building
Architecture\detail\arch
Monument\statue\Statue of Liberty
Landscape\Nebraska\Beatrice
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Object number:
1988.13.3
Copyright Credit Line:
©, H. Arthur Taussig
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Statue of Liberty, Blackwell, Oklahoma, from the portfolio Statues of Liberty

Artist:
Arthur Taussig, born Los Angeles, CA 1941
Medium:
silver dye bleach print
Dimensions:
sheet: 8 x 16 in. (20.3 x 40.6 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1987
Topic:
Architecture\commercial\recreation
Monument\statue\Statue of Liberty
Cityscape\Oklahoma\Blackwell
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Object number:
1988.13.6
Copyright Credit Line:
©, H. Arthur Taussig
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Statue of Liberty, Burlington, Iowa, from the portfolio Statues of Liberty

Artist:
Arthur Taussig, born Los Angeles, CA 1941
Medium:
silver dye bleach print
Dimensions:
sheet: 8 x 16 in. (20.3 x 40.6 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1987
Topic:
Landscape\park
Monument\statue\Statue of Liberty
Landscape\Iowa\Burlington
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Object number:
1988.13.10
Copyright Credit Line:
©, H. Arthur Taussig
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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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Statue of Liberty, Big Springs, Texas, from the portfolio Statues of Liberty

Artist:
Arthur Taussig, born Los Angeles, CA 1941
Medium:
silver dye bleach print
Dimensions:
sheet: 8 x 16 in. (20.3 x 40.6 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1987
Topic:
Architecture\detail\window
Monument\statue\Statue of Liberty
Landscape\Texas\Big Springs
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Object number:
1988.13.5
Copyright Credit Line:
©, H. Arthur Taussig
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Statue of Liberty, Butler, Missouri, from the portfolio Statues of Liberty

Artist:
Arthur Taussig, born Los Angeles, CA 1941
Medium:
silver dye bleach print
Dimensions:
sheet: 8 x 16 in. (20.3 x 40.6 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1987
Topic:
Monument\statue\Statue of Liberty
Landscape\Missouri\Butler
Architecture\education\high school
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Object number:
1988.13.11
Copyright Credit Line:
©, H. Arthur Taussig
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Statue of Liberty, Camp Dierks, Oklahoma, from the portfolio Statues of Liberty

Artist:
Arthur Taussig, born Los Angeles, CA 1941
Medium:
silver dye bleach print
Dimensions:
sheet: 8 x 16 in. (20.3 x 40.6 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1987
Topic:
Landscape\forest
Monument\statue\Statue of Liberty
Landscape\Oklahoma\Camp Dierks
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Object number:
1988.13.12
Copyright Credit Line:
©, H. Arthur Taussig
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Statue of Liberty, Boonville, Missouri, from the portfolio Statues of Liberty

Artist:
Arthur Taussig, born Los Angeles, CA 1941
Medium:
silver dye bleach print
Dimensions:
sheet: 8 x 16 in. (20.3 x 40.6 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1987
Topic:
Monument\statue\Statue of Liberty
Cityscape\Missouri\Boonville
Miscellaneous\advertisement\U. S. Navy
Architecture Exterior\civic\town hall
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Object number:
1988.13.9
Copyright Credit Line:
©, H. Arthur Taussig
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