Lady Liberty has a little sister! Yes, it’s true, France is sending the U.S a second Lady of Liberty but this time it’s a mini-replica (almost 10 feet tall) a 1/16 the size of the original bronze statue based on the original plaster cast. The mini statue left Paris on Monday, June 7th, 2021 on its way to the U.S to celebrate Independence Day on July 4th. The Statue of Liberty’s also known now as the Little Sister will be exhibited in New York next to its big sister and will then be sent to Washington D.C. at the French Embassy as a symbol of continued friendship and just in time to celebrate le 14 juillet!
The original Statue of Liberty inspired by the Roman Goddess called Libertas ie. Liberty Enlightening the World La Liberté éclairant le monde is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor within New York City, in the United States. The statue, a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States, was designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and its metal framework was built by Gustave Eiffel. The statue was originally dedicated on October 28, 1886 as a symbol of Franco-American friendship.
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