Renovation Work on Statue of Liberty
(Original Caption) They are taking a liberty with Liberty, even in New York. That great landmark of the USA, the Statue of Liberty at the entrance of New York Harbour, is being renovated for the World's Fair. Steeplejacks on the perilous work are removing the spiked crown from her colossal head - a dangerous job owing to the sharp curves of the hair. The statue was of course presented to America by France in 1883, is 300 ft above sea level, and is erected on Bedloe's Island. It is made of sheet copper over a steel structure. Photo shows: Workmen trepanning Miss Liberty. This picture was taken from the torch which she holds. Sept 26th 1938 (Photo by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
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Hulton Deutsch / Contributor
September 01, 1938
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