STATUE OF LIBERTY PICTURES: Rare Views, Inside and Out

STATUE OF LIBERTY PICTURES: Rare Views, Inside and Out
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Invisible to tourists, the Statue of Liberty's 25-foot-long (7.6-meter-long) left foot, pictured in 1984, brushes against a little-known detail that nevertheless loomed large in sculptor Frederic Bartholdi's design.

Broken chains beneath the statue's toga symbolize freedom from oppression in general and the United States' abolition of slavery—just 20 years prior to the statue's dedication—in particular.
— Photograph courtesy Historic American Engineering Record, Library of Congress
 
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