Statue of Liberty

Deed of Gift of Statue of Liberty
Deed of Gift of Statue of Liberty. Click for the full sized image.

On  July 4, 1884  Frederic Auguste Bartholdi’s statue, “Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World”  was presented to the people of the United States from the “people of the Republic of France . . . attesting to their abiding friendship.”

Two years later on October 28, 1886 the statue was finally placed on its pedestal on  Bedloe’s Island in New York harbor. President Grover Cleveland attended the opening ceremony and accepted the statue on behalf of the American people.