1890s

Statue of Liberty - 1898

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Sept 3, 1898 Edison Manufacturing Co

Bedloe's Island in New York's upper harbor. The statue was only 12 years old at the time of this film. This is the first view immigrants had of the New World as the ships would enter the harbor. After years and lifetimes of living in nineteenth century labor, poverty, and strife, and after weeks of traveling on the ocean, the symbolic and emotional sight of this entry into America must have been incredible.

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