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Statue of Liberty, New York, New York, 1954

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"'Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses ...'

"Since 1886 the Statue of Liberty, bearing Emma Lazarus's words of welcome on its base, has held aloft a torch in New York Harbor. Popular subscription by Frenchmen bought the statue; Americans paid for the pedestal; the Government donated the site—tiny Bedloe's Island, once known as Great Oyster."

—From "Here's New York Harbor," December 1954, National Geographic magazine
Photograph by David S. Boyer

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