Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Lineage of Lady Liberty

Here is an interesting snippet of information for you. The Statue of Liberty was scalped by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi who first envisioned his masterpiece as a light house near the entrance to the Suez Canal. The Egyptian government was having economic problems though and didn't accept Bartholdi's proposal. Bartholdi then sold a modified version of the statue to the French government, who in their sole act of kindness, gave it to the United States as a gift.

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