The French Connection

We  will not forget that Liberty has here made her home; nor shall her chosen altar be neglected.  President Grover Cleveland accepting the Statue  of Liberty on behalf of the U.S., October 28th, 1886

Source - Modernism Gallery.com

Source – Modernism Gallery.com

This rare Paris 1937 Exposition poster was created in France “By and for the French State Railways” for the American Market. The poster is dominated by the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower (with the 1937 Exhibition buildings in the background) over a map of France in yellow. Lines lead from Liberty’s torch to the French ports of Cherbourg and Le Havre (ports of entry for steamships) to Paris…connected by the French Railway. ”

I believe most of us know that the Statue of Liberty was a gift from the French.  I found the most amazing photos of the Statue being built

Source - paris-in-photos.com Head of Statue of Liberty on display in park in Paris, shortly before its destination to New York.

Source – paris-in-photos.com
Head of Statue of Liberty on display in park in Paris, shortly before its destination to New York.

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Source – longstreet.typepad.com

Source - New York Public Library

Source – New York Public Library

Source - New York Public Library

Source – New York Public Library

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Lady Liberty – an icon in war posters

Source - Zazzle.com

Source – Zazzle.com

Mae West as Lady Liberty

Source - ciao newport beach blog

Source – ciao newport beach blog

Lady Liberty made the cover of Life Magazine in 1944

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Lady Liberty in a vintage travel poster

Source - art.com

Source – art.com

Lady Liberty as a hangtag sold on Etsy

Etsy Shop  - Cottonridge

Etsy Shop – Cottonridge

Lady Liberty and pop art

Source - Art.com

Source – Art.com

Lady Liberty’s Torch burning bright

Souce - Art.com

Souce – Art.com

Thank you to the French for their gift that symbolizes freedom and liberty in this great country that we live in.

America Bless God

Source - nps.gov

Source – nps.gov

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”

Best, Theresa

A Mid-20th Century Girl Doing Business in a 21st Century World

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