Statue of Liberty

Lady Liberty's baby pictures from the Kubler Collection


To celebrate the Statue of Liberty’s 126th birthday, we’ve pulled together some of her baby pictures. These earliest images of Lady Liberty, from our National Design Library’s George A. Kubler Collection, depict her before her dedication in 1886 on Bedloe's Island—now Liberty Island. You might notice a few differences from the statue we know today, most notably the pedestal she is standing on.  
Statue of Liberty, picture collection, George A Kubler, Lady Liberty, Smithsonian Libraries