Rare Photos of the Statue of Liberty Being Built in 1883

Designed by Frédéric Bartholdi in collaboration with the French engineer Gustave Eiffel (who was responsible for its frame) and dedicated on October 28, 1886, the Statue of Liberty is a large neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor. The statue was a gift to the United States from the people of France.

1. Men in a workshop hammering sheets of copper for the construction of the Statue of Liberty

1. Men in a workshop hammering sheets of copper for the construction of the Statue of Liberty

2. Men in a workshop hammering sheets of copper for the construction of the Statue of Liberty

2. Men in a workshop hammering sheets of copper for the construction of the Statue of Liberty

3. View of the workshop, with models of the Statue of Liberty in the background

3. View of the workshop, with models of the
Statue of Liberty in the background

4. Men at work on the construction of the Statue of Liberty

4. Men at work on the construction
of the Statue of Liberty

5. Construction of the skeleton and plaster surface of the left arm and hand of the Statue of Liberty

5. Construction of the skeleton and plaster surface of the
left arm and hand of the Statue of Liberty

6. Head of the Statue of Liberty on display in a park in Paris

6. Head of the Statue of Liberty
on display in a park in Paris

7. The external area of the workshop in Paris, including construction materials and the Statue head

7. The external area of the workshop in Paris,
including construction materials and the Statue head

8. Scaffolding for the assemblage of the Statue of Liberty

8. Scaffolding for the assemblage of the Statue of Liberty

9. Assemblage of the Statue of Liberty in Paris, with the bottom half of the statue erect under scaffolding

9. Assemblage of the Statue of Liberty in Paris,
with the bottom half of the statue erect under scaffolding

10. Assemblage of the Statue of Liberty in Paris

10. Assemblage of the Statue of Liberty in Paris