On this day: the dedication of the Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty unveiled by Edward Moran

Edward Moran’s Statue of Liberty Unveiled

In the afternoon of the 28th of October, 1886, US President Grover Cleveland dedicated the Statue of Liberty in New York. Cleveland was New York governor before becoming President.

Only dignitaries were allowed at the actual dedication ceremony.

circa 1897-1924

An early image of the statue, thought to be from the first decade of the 20th century.

Earlier on the day of the dedication a parade was held in New York City, and the spontaneous throwing of ticker tape from windows became the world’s first ticker-tape parade.

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