Sunday, November 29, 2009

Pure Americana

These pictures are from a 64 page book by Mary Virginia Fox
titled "The Statue of Liberty", published in 1985.
The book documents the history and restoration of the statue.

Ellis Island in it's heyday...

This Currier & Ives print of the statue was commissioned
more than one hundred and twenty years ago
to raise funds for the statue's pedestal and assembly...

In this poster the statue was used as a call for all
Americans to their patriotic duty.

2 comments:

Major Pepperidge said...

My grandmother used to have a box that looked like a leather-bound book (with the Statue of Liberty embossed and gilt on the cover). Inside were brass "coins" of all of the presidents and a booklet with the history of the statue. She said it was sold to raise money for the statue, but it couldn't have been for the construction, because I think that it might have gone up to FDR. Wonder where that thing is now?

Viewliner Ltd. said...

I am wondering too Major. Sounds like something very cool.