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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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Souvenir Nation
Exhibition:
Souvenir Nation
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Statue of Liberty

Artist:
Unidentified, Indian
Copy after:
Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, French, born Colmar, France 1834-died Paris, France 1904
Medium:
ivory mounted on ebony base
Dimensions:
16 x 5 7/8 x 5 1/2 in. (40.7 x 14.9 x 14.0 cm.)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
20th century
Topic:
Figure female
Allegory\civic\liberty
Monument\statue\Statue of Liberty
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Raman Sankar
Object number:
1961.7.1
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Statue of Liberty, Dallas, 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:
Monument\statue\Statue of Liberty
Cityscape\Texas\Dallas
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Object number:
1988.13.25
Copyright Credit Line:
©, H. Arthur Taussig
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Statue of Liberty, Pueblo, Colorado, 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\Colorado\Pueblo
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Object number:
1988.13.72
Copyright Credit Line:
©, H. Arthur Taussig
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Statue of Liberty, Trinidad, Colorado, 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\Colorado\Trinidad
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Object number:
1988.13.84
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, 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, 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, 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, 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, Cape Girardeau, 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:
Cityscape\street
Miscellaneous\advertisement
Monument\statue\Statue of Liberty
Cityscape\Missouri\Cape Girardeau
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Object number:
1988.13.13
Copyright Credit Line:
©, H. Arthur Taussig
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Statue of Liberty, Cedar Rapids, 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\tree
Monument\statue\Statue of Liberty
Landscape\Iowa\Cedar Rapids
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Object number:
1988.13.16
Copyright Credit Line:
©, H. Arthur Taussig
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Statue of Liberty, Coffeyville, Kansas, 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
Monument\statue\Statue of Liberty
Landscape\Kansas\Coffeyville
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Object number:
1988.13.17
Copyright Credit Line:
©, H. Arthur Taussig
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Statue of Liberty, Coffeyville, Kansas, 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\Kansas\Coffeyville
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Object number:
1988.13.18
Copyright Credit Line:
©, H. Arthur Taussig
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Statue of Liberty, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 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\Colorado\Colorado Springs
Monument\statue\Statue of Liberty
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Object number:
1988.13.20
Copyright Credit Line:
©, H. Arthur Taussig
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Statue of Liberty, Columbia, 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\Columbia
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Object number:
1988.13.21
Copyright Credit Line:
©, H. Arthur Taussig
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Statue of Liberty, Columbus, 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\detail\fence
Monument\statue\Statue of Liberty
Landscape\Nebraska\Columbus
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Object number:
1988.13.22
Copyright Credit Line:
©, H. Arthur Taussig
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