Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam) - 1885 - The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.
The formal reception of Bartholdi's great statue of "Liberty Enlightening the World" took place at yesterday at New York with impressive ceremonies. The city was decorated wand the harbor was gay with bunting. The statue, on board the French steamer Isere, was escorted up the bay by several French and American men-of-war and more than 100 steamers and yachts, the shores of New Jersey and Long Island echoing with the crash of guns, the shriek of whistles, and the shouts of thousands of spectators. The civic authorities welcomed the distinguished guests who brought the noble gift and dined with them at city-hall.
Chicago Daily Tribune
June 20, 1885
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