The Statue of Liberty almost wasn’t built in New York because the governor wouldn’t use city funds to build its pedestal, but Joseph Pulitzer’s newspaper articles inspired 160,000 people to donate. Though a majority of donations were less than $1, they raised over $100,000 in just five months.
The Statue of Liberty was originally proposed and built to be placed on the mouth of The Suez Canal. The project was initially scrapped, after a lack of funds. And later on, sent to the USA as a gift after successful procurement of funds.
The Statue of Liberty is a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom. She bears a torch and a tablet, upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4 1776.
The USPS mistook a Las Vegas replica for the real Statue of Liberty when creating the Lady Liberty “forever” stamp in 2010, resulting in a $3.5m payout to the replica’s sculptor for violating his copyright.
If your second toe is longer than your big toe it is a condition called Morton’s Toe. Some statues, including the Statue of Liberty, have feet sculpted that way.
Due to state border technicalities, the Statue of Liberty is actually located in New Jersey, not New York.
There is a family that lives on Liberty Island, home of the Statue of Liberty.