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The American Museum of Immigration [Miss Charlotte Beyser Bartholdi]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09677.70 Author/Creator: The American Museum of Immigration Place Written: New York, New York Type: Photograph Date: 1957 Pagination: 1 photograph ; 25.4 x 20.5 cm.

Summary of Content: One undated photograph released by The American Museum of Immigration. The photograph is a portrait of Charlotte Beyser Bartholdi. The attached release says that Charlotte Beyser Bartholdi is the mother of Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, the sculptor of the Statue of Liberty. He used his mother as the model for the statue. The American Museum of Immigration seeks a female descendent of Bartholdi to star in Operation Unity. The date is based on the fundraising operation called Operation Unity by the AMI to fund a museum space.

People: Beyser Bartholdi, Charlotte, 1801–1891
Bartholdi, Frederic Auguste, 1834-1904

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: Art, Music, Theater, and FilmStatue of LibertyStatue

Sub Era: The Sixties

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