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25 of the Best Liberty Posters and Parodies

Bartholdi exhibited the arm of his planned statue at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia -- a decade before it was dedicated in New York harbor. This stereoscope may have been one of numerous promotional efforts to try to raise funds for building the statue's base. While French citizens had donated funds for the huge sculpture itself, it took ten years to find money in the U.S. to build the pedestal.

Statue of Liberty's arm exhibited at the Centennial in 1876.