Welcome back to SoTF emails. Chris did a lot of research today, and I want
to give it over as material to tread on. Sleep on the wild notes he's
taken and see what happens. I will pass on some more notes in a bit.
- Garb: stola (robe); pilleus (brimless skullcap) vs. diadem (crown)
- Figure: Columbia and Libertas (goddesses of freedom and liberty)
- History: there used to be thousands of oyster beds surrounding Liberty
Island; the island was used as a site for quarantine and immigration
- Funding: the use of liberty bonds and alternative ways to fund (The
World Magazine conducts a drive to raise money and promises to publish
everyones name to finish construction on the statue)
- Transportation: parts of the lady travel around france to expos and
fairs and then her body is floated across the ocean
- Architecture – interior staircases and the concave shape of Columbia’s
body; scaffolding around the statute
- People: Édouard René de Laboulaye and Joseph Pulitzer
pilleus or pilleum in Latin <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latin>) was a
brimless, felt <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felt> cap worn by sailors
Greece <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Greece>….The pileus was
especially associated with the
of slaves <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slave>
Columbia is an historical and poetic name for America – and the early
United States of America in particular, for which it is also the name of
its female personification.
The stola was the traditional garment of Roman women, corresponding to the
toga, or the pallium, that were worn by men.
A diadem is a type of crown, specifically an ornamental headband worn by
Eastern monarchs and others as a badge of royalty.
two interior spiral staircases,
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The World characterized it as "more like a glowworm than a beacon."
Liberty Island Aliens
The Great Oyster Island: Liberty Island was once surrounded by vast
shellfish beds like this oyster bed on Cockspur Island, Georgia. At the
time of European colonialization of the Hudson River estuary in the 17th
century, much of the west side Upper New York Bay contained large tidal
flats which hosted vast oyster beds, a major source of food for Lenape
population who lived there at the time. There were several islands which
were not completely submerged at high tide. Three of them (later to be
known as Liberty, Ellis Island and Black Tom) were given the name Oyster
Islands (oester eilanden) by the settlers to the New Netherland, the first
European colony in the Mid-Atlantic states. The oyster beds would remain a
major source of food for nearly three centuries. Landfilling after the
turn of the 19th to 20th century, particularly by Lehigh Valley Railroad
and Central Railroad of New Jersey, eventually obliterated the beds,
engulfed one island and brought the shoreline much closer to the others.
on February 18, 1758 the Corporation of the City of New York bought the
island for £1,000 for use as a pest
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