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The cover of the sheet music to the song 'Liberty' by Ted S. Barron
"Lady Liberty" appears everywhere, including the cover of sheet music like this from 1916

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The Statue of Liberty Arrived at Bedloe's Island
June 19, 1885

The nearby Ellis Island Immigration Station, a major reception point for immigrants entering the United States, opened in 1892. Before the station closed in 1943, the Statue of Liberty welcomed more than 12 million immigrants to America. On its pedestal, words by poet Emma Lazarus reflect the hope for freedom and opportunity shared by the millions who see Miss Liberty after a long ocean journey:

Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me.

What kinds of things do you think the Statue of Liberty inspired? How about music?

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