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The Statue of Liberty Arrives in New York Today in 1885

The Statue of Liberty arrived at its permanent home at Bedloe’s Island in New York Harbor on June 19, 1885.

The Statue of Liberty was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States. It was designed by sculptor Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi to commemorate the centennial of the American Declaration of Independence and officially titled Liberty Enlightening the World.

Learn more about this day in history.

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This early film of the Statue of Liberty was made by Thomas Edison in 1898.

Video from the Library of Congress.