This print was published in the popular journal Le Monde Illustré on May 30, 1885.
Although this statue may be recognizable, the scene is not set in New York. Hundreds of smaller versions of the Statue of Liberty reside around the world, including the one depicted in this print, which is located in Paris. Both the United States and France see the statue as a symbol of freedom, and Americans gave one as a gift to Parisians during the 19th century.
Liberty Enlightening the World, Offered to the City of Paris by the Americans
Auguste Louis Lepère, Le Monde Illustré, Tony Beltrand, Eugène Dété, Frédéric Florian
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