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The Arrival of the Statue of Liberty in New York – 17 June 1885

On 17 June 1885, the French steamship, ‘Isere’, arrived in New York Harbour with the Statue of Liberty onboard.

As can be seen from the two contemporary newspaper reports below, the statue was received with great enthusiasm by the New Yorkers – with over 83,000 people contributing to the fund to pay for the pedestal of the statue.

The Graphic – Saturday 06 November 1886

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000057/18861106/007/0007

Morning Post – Saturday 20 June 1885

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000174/18850620/034/0005

London Standard – Saturday 20 June 1885

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000183/18850620/026/0003

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