National Geographic : 1951 Feb
( National Geograplic Society 21Z ient Dymirs. Beton nienry EDWARD MORAN (1829-1901) * Unveiling the Statue of Liberty A raw, wet day greeted Liberty Enlightening the World, France's gift to America. on October 28, 1886. New York's dripping paraders marched past shivering French delegates. Out in the harbor, Miss Liberty stood shrouded in mist and the French Hfag. I'very conceivable craft, flying every flag known to the sea, thronged Bedloe's Island, her pedestal. As her veil was dropped. Liberty's face shone through the haze. Then. said the New York Times, "a hundred Fourths of July broke loose." Tugs bellowed, whistles screamed, and naval guns roared. English-born EIdward Moran, the artist. worked as a weaver until an American employer recognized his true talent.