Can You Identify This Photo?
This picture came across my Facebook page today, posted by a friend from a website called 'Old Photographs.'
Check it out on the Old Photographs Facebook page...
It instantly caught my eye. I love old photos, especially black and whites. The subject matter was also intriguing. The men are obviously working hard on a project. But exactly what are they working on? Had I not read the caption yet, it would have taken me a while to figure out the puzzle. They are working on the Statue of Liberty. Ah, ha! Now you see it, right?
The Statue of Liberty was a gift to the US from France, a job supervised by French sculptor Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi. Lady Liberty was brought to the US in sections, arriving in New York harbor June 17, 1885. It was then reconstructed on what is now known as Liberty Island.
So what is in her hand? Perhaps she's making a call on her cell phone or taking one of the earliest selfies? No! It's a tablet with the inscription "July IV MCDDLXXVI" (July 4, 1776).
I've seen the Statue of Liberty up close and personal. She is very majestic, breathtaking and awe-inspiring. If you ever have the chance to head to New York City, be sure to visit this grand Lady.