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HUM 100 Project 1 Artifact Chart Artifact What is your chosen artifact ? Include a link to or a picture of the artifact. The Statue of Liberty. I. Describe the artifact in detail. For instance, how would you describe it to someone who could not see it? Lady Liberty is a cooper statue that stands in New York Harbor. She stands with her right hand fully extended over her head holding a torch made out of 24k gold. In her left hand she holds a tablet rested against he left hip. She stand atop a base that is 154 feet tall. She herself stands over 150 feet tall. Her imposing size is only realized from the island she stands on. From the water her size is not as noticeable. The cooper she is made from has tarnished green from years of the ocean air. The copper statue, designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, a French sculptor, and was built by was built by Gustave Eiffel. The statue was a gift from the French to the U.S. The pedestal that Lady Liberity stands on was complete in April 1886 by she arrived in June1885 Experiencing the Statue of Liberty can be done through media such as pictures and videos but the only way to truly experience the statue is in person. To get the most from the experience one should take one of the water taxis it is a beautiful ride. As you approach the island and you see that statue in the distance you can start to feel what it would have been like to all those who made the long across the ocean longing to see Lady Liberty welcoming them. As you get closer to the island you realize just how massive she is. The walking around the island trying to imagen what our ancestors might have been think once they arrived. Were they hopeful or scared or maybe both? Walking around the smells that must have filled the island, the sea air, the smell of unwashed bodies from a long journey across the sea, fresh bread and other foods making their stomachs rumble. Seeing people from all different parts of the world was likely culture shock for many people from small towns across the world. The rush of excitement they must have felt is hard to imagine. Something that has stood as a beacon of a better life and future for so many year is just incredible experience and something every American should see as a reminder of where we came from and what values our country was founded on.
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