National Geographic : 1919 Aug
The Statue of Liberty: New York Harbor This statue is often called "Liberty enlight ening the world." It stands on an island near the entrance to New York Harbor. Strangers coming to live in our country watch eagerly for this statue. It was given to us by the French people, and is the work of a French artist. In her right hand the figure of Liberty holds a torch. The torch is higher up than many a tall church steeple. The statue itself is so large that all the pupils in your room could stand in side the head at once. Each hand is sixteen feet long, with fingers eight feet in length. How high would a finger reach in your school-room? Each eye is two and one-half feet from corner to corner. To visit the statue you ride across New York Harbor to the island in a small steamboat. In side the statue there is an elevator which will carry you to the top, or you can climb up by stairways. At the top you look out from the head at all the wonders of New York Harbor. This shows you how Liberty looks at night, flood-lighted by powerful searchlights, so she can be seen far out at sea. United States-Page 47 ©National Geographic Society Sub-topic: Monuments Washington, D. C. A FACSIMILE REPRODUCTION ONE-FIFTH ACTUAL SIZE OF ONE SHEET OF THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY PICTORIAL GEOGRAPHY (TRADE-MARK) Reg. U . S. Pat. Off. The wonderful National Geographic illustrations are now being printed on SEPARATE SHEETS of heavy, glossy coated paper, NINE BY ELEVEN INCHES in size. Two hundred words of illuminating text accompany each picture as seen above. They are arranged in sets of twenty-four and forty-eight pages according to the topic to be presented, and the sets cannot be broken. The following four sets are now ready. ESKIMO LIFE-24 Pictures (two of them in color) teach every phase of Arctic life, illustrating people, homes, toys, the midnight sun, animals, and flowers. SAHARA LIFE-24 Vivid pictures (two of them in color) illustrate life in the hot, dry climatic zone, showing the sea of sand, the caravan, the tent homes, the oases with date palms, the date harvest, the camel, and ostrich. THE LAND, THE WATER, THE AIR-48 Wonderful pictures bring the necessary definitions to life-moun tain range, peak, divide, plateau, cape, delta, bay, volcano. These and forty others stand out as realities to every student. Four of these are in full color. THE UNITED STATES-gives in 48 superb pictures an aeroplane view of our country, showing famous mountain peaks, rivers, lakes, parks, natural wonders, and government buildings. The Yosemite Valley, Crater Lake, The Capitol, and the Library of Congress are exquisite color prints. Every picture of all four sets passed three fundamental tests, emerging triumphant as possessing piquant interest, extraordinary teaching value, and exceptional beauty. CUT ON THIS LINE Department B, National Geographic Society, 16th and M Streets, Washington, D. C .: - -.-... ... _ , 1919. Please send ....---------- sets of PICTORI4, GEOGRAPHY, Eskimo Life (24 sheets) - . $------ 0.50 Sahara Life, - 0.50 .. .. .. .. Land, Water, and Air (48 sheets) -------------------------- 1 .00 United States (Prelim.) - " - -- 1.00 for which I enclose .. _ _ __. . ------- Dollars. Prices (including postage in the U. S . A.): For one each of above four sets if ordered For 24-sheet sets. together .... ... _ _ _ ...... ........... $2.75 Per single set. - .- $-0.50 Name ...... ... . .. For 48-sheet sets. Street Address .. -- - Per single set. - - - -- - 1.00 8-19 City and State . ----------------------.