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1880: The Arm of the Statue of Liberty on Separate Display

C. 1880: THE ARM OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY IN MADISON SQUARE GARDENS, NEW YORK


In order to fund the Statue, elements of it were shipped from Paris to New York and exhibited to the public – such as the the arm and torch, on display here in Madison Square Park, New York.

The arm and torch could be seen in there for six years, from 1876 and 1882 – and for 50 cents, it was possible to climb up to the torch’s balcony.

 

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New York Celebration Spot – In 1880

New Years Celebration spot in 1880. Longacre Square, New York City, 1880. It was not until The Times moved here after some demolition it was called “Times Square” Last year was the last hosting by Dick Clark. 1880 was the first… (ok, I made the last part up)

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