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1877 - Lady Liberty's Torch in Madison Square

1877 - Lady Liberty's Torch in Madison Square

$298.75 Regular Price
$239.00Sale Price
“They have not been able to procure a whole statue, but they have ornamented the city with a nice large piece of the intended statue’s arm” (New York Times, Feb. 26, 1877).

"Ground was broken yesterday morning in Madison square, opposite the Worth monument, for the temporary erection of the arm of Bardholdt's statue of "Liberty Enlightening the World." It was exhibited for some time at the Centennial Exhibition. Measures are shortly to be taken to raise the necessary funds for the erection of the pedestal on Bedloe's Island." (New York Herald, Feb 13, 1877).

Before the money was available to erect the statue on Liberty Island (formerly Bedloe's Island), the torch of Lady Liberty spent 6 years at Madison Square. To raise funds for the construction, visitors were charged 50 cents to climb the arm.
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    You can customize your print's presentation from a wide selection of frames and mats: modern or classic - all timeless. See the options here.

    Our most popular style is Modern Black - Thin frame, coupled a White Mat with Black Core. The Modern White frames will match any style and are perfect for gifts. Looking for something with more bang? The gold and silver frames may be what you want. See examples here.

    Mats are not offered with Gallery frames at the moment (but look great without them!).

  • Frame Sizes

    All frames are custom cut and sized to match the dimensions of the image. Your final, framed print might not exactly match the dimensions listed in the Frame Size dropdown menu. 

    The maximum dimensions of each frame size are:

    • Keepsake: Up to 5" x 7"
    • Accent: Up to 9" x 12" 
    • Spotlight: Up to 16" x 20"
    • Centerpiece: Up to 34" x 36"
    • Gallery: Up to 32" x 40"

    Because of the original pixel size of the scans, not all prints are available in all sizes.

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    Prints will be scanned at the archives, and retouched by our artists to make them pixel-perfect. They will then be reprinted, trimmed, matted and framed to fit their custom sizes.

    You should expect the final, framed print in 4-6 weeks. Because each print is custom researched, retouched, and framed, all sales are final.


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