THE STATUE OF LIBERTY IS PRESENTED IN PARIS
Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, New York
June 13, 1885
An incredible gift from France to the United States, sculpted by Bartholdi, is unveiled in Paris for all to see. The largest of three front page illustrations shows the statue in scaffolding in Paris, titled: “OFFICIAL PRESENTATION OF THE STATUE OF “LIBERTY ENLIGHTENING THE WORLD,” PARIS, JULY 4TH, 1884.” The other sketches show a sectional view of the Statue of Liberty, and a bust photo of M. Bartholdi, the designer. All sketches come under the heading: “FRANCE-AMERICA.–THE GIFT OF THE FRENCH REPBULIC TO THE UNITED STATES.” An inside page story gives news of the presentation, and the fact that the structure was now on its way to America to stand in New York Harbor.
16 pp., complete and unedited, and in very fine condition. There are many other large illustrations and stories in this fascinating issue of Harper’s Weekly, but after reading the paper cover to cover, I’d probably want to frame it! What a conversation piece!