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Which Statue of Liberty was made first?

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July 03, 2011 9:26PM

Answer: New York Statue of Liberty It was made by French law professor and politician Édouard René de Laboulaye. In after-dinner conversation at his home near Versailles, Laboulaye, an ardent supporter of the Union in the American Civil War, stated, "If a monument should rise in the United States, as a memorial to their independence, I should think it only natural if it were built by united effort-a common work of both our nations."

- It was completed in July 1886, and was dedicated on October 28, 1886.

- The second statue of Liberty (FIRST COPY, NOT FIRST STATUE) which is on the Île

aux Cygnes, river Seine in Paris, France. It was dedicated on July 4, 1889.

(almost three years AFTER the New York Statue of Liberty was erected and

dedicated)

- Paris also has the original plaster used to make the New York Statue of Liberty in the Musée des Arts et Métiers. On display is a bronze from the statue with a 1, representing 1 of 12 that were made (however there have been many, many, more replicas made and displayed throughout the world today).