The Statue of Liberty's head

The Statue of Liberty’s head on display in Paris 1878

I’m not sure quite what the story is behind these photos of the Statue of Liberty. It seems that various body parts went on a world tour before they were finally assembled an put into place in 1886. Does anyone know a little more about the history of this?  Either way, the photos are fascinating. I particularly like the one of the hand being built…

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Building the Statue of Liberty's face

Building the Statue of Liberty’s face

Constructing the Statue of Liberty

Building the Statue of Liberty’s hand, 1883

The statue of liberty: dismembered

The Statue of Liberty’s hand being displayed in Philadelphia 1876


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