Lady Liberty got a “Little Sister” today as a 9-foot-tall bronze statue crafted from the original 1878 plaster model by Auguste Bartholdi was put on display at Ellis Island.
The statue, just like the original, was sent from France. Previously, the 1:16 replica was at the entrance of the Musée des Arts et Métiers, the National Museum of Arts and Crafts.
The mini Statue of Liberty arrived in a container on the cargo ship CMA CGM Nerval on Wednesday. The journey took nine days.
“Little Lady Liberty” weighs in at 1,000 pounds. It is here for a short stay — leaving on July 5 for Washington DC, where it will be installed at the French ambassador’s residence in time for Bastille Day.
If you want to sneak a peek of the two Lady Liberties together, you’ll need to book a ferry ticket over to Ellis Island.