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Building the Statue of Liberty, Paris, 1881.
After the Statue of Liberty was proposed by Édouard René de Laboulaye, president of the French Anti-Slavery Society in the late 1800s it took decades to finally finish. The statue was meant as a memorial to the independence of the United States, built by workers from France and the US as a way to unite the countries.
The designers chose Columbia, the personification of the United States, as the perfect figure for the statue while combining her with Libertas, the goddess of freedom. The pieces of the statue were built in France before they were moved via steamer to America where the various pieces were constructed in order to form the statue that thousands of people still visit today.
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