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What Is the Statue of Liberty’s Real Name?

What Is the Statue of Liberty’s Real Name?

What is Lady Liberty known as? Most people call it the “Statue of Liberty,” but that is only its nickname. The Statue of Liberty’s real name is  (Liberty Enlightening the World and sometimes refers to as Lady Liberty) is a monument symbolizing the United States. You can find it on Liberty Island in New York Harbor. The Robed Lady stands for liberty.

The female form by the sculpture represents Libertas, the Roman goddess of liberty. She holds a torch above her head and a tabula ansata (tablet) that has the date of the American Declaration of Independence inscribed in it (July 4, 1776).

If you visit Liberty Island, you can climb a spiral stairway inside the statue and look through windows in the crown. At night, special lights in the torch make it look as though it is really burning.

To make the statue, sheets of copper got hammered into shape and put together over an iron framework. The assembling of the statue on its pedestal took place after being constructed in France. It got delivered to the US in crates.

On October 28, 1886, the Statue of Liberty, a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States, gets dedicated in New York Harbor by President Grover Cleveland. So now you can ask a friend to answer what is the statue of liberty’s real name.

Why Statue of Liberty is green? New York’s iconic, blue-green statue of liberty wasn’t always green. When US received it as a gift from France in 1885, she was actually a shiny copper color. A new video reveals the chemical reactions involving oxygen and even air pollution that led to her color change from copper to liberty green.

Content for this question contributed by Linda Spain, resident of Caldwell, Texas, USA