lady liberty

history nerd alert! (amy?)

i just adored these old photos from
how to be a retronaut of the statue of liberty being built.

model of lady liberty:

copper workshop:

workshop with different models being constructed:

skeleton & plaster skin:

head on display in paris:

assemblage in paris:

these pictures were taken by albert fernique and are now in the collection of the new york public library.


R-Eight said...

really wonderful photos. I've never seen them before.

tiburon said...

Thanks for my history lesson today. I appreciate a good historical post.

Call me will ya?