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The Lost PowerPoint Slides (Statue of Liberty Edition)

Statue of libertyU.S. President Grover Cleveland Dedicates “Liberty Enlightening the World” on October 28, 1886 (slide 2)

    • gift from France, another sister in liberty, celebrating the centenary of the Declaration of Independence
    • without France, America would not have been free
    • an alliance of friendship and respect
    • yep, America will never forget this. We’ll always be friends.

    French sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi presents ideas for statue in 1867 (slide 6)

    • liberty is a big idea, therefore, big statue
    • a new colossus
    • needs a hot model (not wife)

    Slides from Emma Lazarus poem “The New Colossus” in 1883 (second last slide)

    Give me:

    • tired
    • poor
    • huddled masses yearning to breathe free


    • wretched refuse
    • homeless, tempest-tossed.

    Taylor finds ruined statue half-buried on beach and presents scenery chewing rant number three (only slide)

    • You maniacs! You blew it up!
    • Damn you! God damn you all to hell!

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    anniversary of dedication | original photo by bencwright

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