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Webisode 10: 1886-1931 Page: 1 | 2

The Completed Statue of Liberty
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The Completed Statue of Liberty
Here in this 1898 photograph stands the Statue of Liberty just twelve years after its official unveiling.



Frederic Bartholdi at Work
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Frederic Bartholdi at Work
Nearby a model of his famous Statue of Liberty, the French sculptor Frederic August Bartholdi works on a bust in his studio in the 1880s.


The Colossus of Rhodes
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The Colossus of Rhodes
Here in this Italian engraving is a rendition of the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Depicting the Greek Sun God Helios, it was completed in 282 B.C. and loomed over the harbor of the Greek island of Rhodes, until it was destroyed by earthquake in 226 B.C.


The Unfinished Pedestal
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"The Unfinished Pedestal"
This article in the March 16, 1885 edition of the New York World made a plea to the public for funds to help complete the pedestal upon which would be erected the Statue of Liberty.


This Land is Your Land
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"This Land is Your Land"
A young boy points out the Statue of Liberty to his parents.


Ice Skaters
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Ice Skaters
Five happy children ice-skate on the 72nd Street lake in Central Park in New York City in the 1890s. Leisure time in America was something new in the post-Civil War era.


Mother Jones
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Mother Jones
Here is Maria Harris Jones as she looked in 1902 at the age of sixty-five.


Coal Miner Boy
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Coal Miner Boy
Mother Jones got deeply involved with plight of child laborers. This West Virginia "tipple boy," photographed in 1908, was typical of the kind of children she helped.


Jane Addams
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Jane Addams
A fifty-four year old Jane Addams poses for the camera. In the following year, 1915, she would chair the Woman's Peace Party at the Hague, protesting against the nations involved in World War I.


Early Printing Presses
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Early Printing Presses
More than 11,000 different newspapers existed in the United States by the 1880s; and not long afterward the first million-copies-per issue papers appeared. Modern presses, like these, made such large print runs possible.



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