The Victorian Diary of Thomas Henry Milsom


7th June 1885 Paris

The latest spectacle in Paris is Frederic Auguste Bartholdi’s Statue of Liberty. When complete this is to be shipped to New York and erected in the middle of the harbour. This is an absolute nonsense.  A 151ft stern faced lady holding a lamp and a book is ludicrous enough, but then to erect it in the middle of a busy harbour where it will be a danger to shipping is the very height of folly.

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