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Thumbs up Old photos of the Statue of Liberty standing in Paris. - June 22, 2012, 08:39 AM

Old photos of the Statue of Liberty standing in Paris were extraordinarily surreal
In science fiction filmdom, the destruction of the Statue of Liberty is merely a sign that the carnage is chugging along at a steady tack. But reality provides some equally strange views of Lady Liberty, particularly when she was under construction in Paris during the mid-1880s. Here are some curious photographs of this iconic Statue in various states of disarray.
The Statue of Liberty was supposed to be a centennial gift from France to the United States, but funding difficulties waylaid the project for almost a decade.

The head and torch were completed long before the base and the rest of the body — these disembodied sculptures were put on display years prior, with the hand ending up at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition in 1876. Only after a decade of fundraising did construction accelerate. As the National Park Service explains:

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Financing for the pedestal was completed in August 1885, and pedestal construction was finished in April of 1886.

The Statue was completed in France in July, 1884 and arrived in New York Harbor in June of 1885 on board the French frigate "Isere" which transported the Statue of Liberty from France to the United States. In transit, the Statue was reduced to 350 individual pieces and packed in 214 crates.

The Statue was re-assembled on her new pedestal in four months time. On October 28th 1886, the dedication of the Statue of Liberty took place in front of thousands of spectators.

Here are some photographs of the Statue looming over Paris. They evoke the spoils of some time-traveling despot who steals monuments throughout history. Or perhaps that never-was post-apocalyptic thriller, Planet of the Men with Mustaches.



















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these historic pictures are tight. Always a fan of the statue of liberty. Even more because it is really located in NJ.


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these historic pictures are tight. Always a fan of the statue of liberty. Even more because it is really located in NJ.
Although physically located just across the New Jersey / New York border of Upper Bay, Liberty Island and the Statue are property of New York.



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Yep. Located in NJ. so is ellis island.

All of new yorks most popular stuff is in NJ. Don't forget the Giants/Jets.


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Yep. Located in NJ. so is ellis island.

All of new yorks most popular stuff is in NJ. Don't forget the Giants/Jets.
Not really much more room to build in NYC.
Thanks NJ for allowing us to use you as our backyard.



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Not really much more room to build in NYC.
Thanks NJ for allowing us to use you as our backyard.
New jersey has no problem with that. That brings revenue to the state. Hot97 holds their summer jam in NJ. $$$

NY fans come to jersey for giants and jets games. $$$

Plus the turnpike banks on the tolls also.

just how PG gets money for the redskin games. $$$


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Yet NJ is still a shithole



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funny how people back then kinda dressed up for a dirty job


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New Jersey wouldn't even have any relevance if it wasn't for New York in the first place.

There is a replica of the Statue of liberty in Paris still. Much smaller but otherwise the same.





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Cool find


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