The Great Bartholdi Statue, Liberty Enlightening the World: The Gift of France to the American People was erected on Bedloe’s Island in New York Harbor.
- Emma Lazarus wrote this poem, which was engraved on the Statue of Liberty monument in 1903. If you were an immigrant, what do you think of her message?
"Give me your tired, you 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!"
- How is the Statue of Liberty a symbol of immigration?
"The Great Bartholdi Statue, Liberty Enlightening the World: The Gift of France to the American People," New York: Published by Currier & Ives, 1885. Courtesy of Library of Congress