If you have ever visited the Statue of Liberty in person, you already know she’s an imposing figure, but consider the following fun facts:

Official dedication ceremonies held on Thursday, October 28, 1886
Total overall height from the base of the pedestal foundation to the tip of the torch is 305 feet, 6 inches

Height of the Statue from her heel to the top of her head is 111 feet, 6 inches
The face on the Statue of Liberty measures more than 8 feet tall

There are 154 steps from the pedestal to the head of the Statue of Liberty
A tablet held in her left hand measures 23’ 7" tall and 13’ 7" wide inscribed with the date JULY IV MDCCLXXVI (July 4, 1776)

The Statue has a 35-foot waistline
There are seven rays on her crown, one for each of the seven continents, each measuring up to 9 feet in length and weighing as much as 150 pounds
Total weight of the Statue of Liberty is 225 tons (or 450,000 pounds)
At the feet of the Statue lie broken shackles of oppression and tyranny
During the restoration completed in 1986, the new torch was carefully covered with thin sheets of 24k gold

The exterior copper covering of the Statue of Liberty is 3/32 of an inch thick (less than the thickness of two pennies) and the light green color (called a patina) is the result of natural weathering of the copper


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As a former hairdresser, Dyle changed her profession and spent a life long career processing data for various Fortune 500 companies.
After twenty-four years working for Texas Instruments she decided to take an early retirement and pursue her passion for Photography.
Her former co-workers, along with family and friends, encouraged Dyle to start her own business doing what she loved most.

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  • Farmncamera
    Farmncameraover 5 years ago

    A monument to Life, Liberty and Freedom… xoxo

  • American Patriot
    American Patriotover 5 years ago

    Thanks for the info as well!

  • Paul Gitto
    Paul Gittoover 5 years ago

    Another Terrific Shot!!

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 5 years ago

    Beautiful image and great factual imformation to go with it.

  • solitaire
    solitaireover 5 years ago


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