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A screen shot from the 'Statue of Liberty' 1898.

Edison's film shows the Statue of Liberty in all of its splendor

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

In order to transport the statue to America, the figure was disassembled into 350 pieces and packed in 214 crates. Four months later, it was reassembled on Bedloe's Island (renamed Liberty Island in 1956). On October 28, 1886, President Grover Cleveland dedicated the Statue of Liberty before thousands of spectators. But millions more would meet "Lady Liberty" in a different way.
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VIDEO CREDIT: “Statue of Liberty,” 1898. Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress. Call Number LC 991.