Little Sisters of Liberty statue
Public Art : Little Sisters of Liberty statue
(aka Boy Scouts of America Monument or Statue of Liberty Replica)
Sculptor : Mass produced original
designer unknown but were made by Friedley-Voshardt.
Date : February 1951
Description : A smaller bronze version of the Statue
of Liberty minus the gilded torch!
Location : Grounds of the Georgia
State Capitol building, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America.
History of the Statue Of Liberty Replica :
I must say there is very little information about the statues sprinkled around the Georgia
State Capital grounds, but I have managed to find a little info on the Little Sisters of Liberty Statue.
Between 1949 to 1951 the Boy Scouts of America produced 200 Little Sisters of Liberty copper statues. The
8ft4" replicas were given as gifts to towns, parks and schools around America. The donations were to
celebrate the Boy Scouts 40th anniversay theme “Strengthen the Arm of Liberty,” Over the ensuing years
many of the statues have either been vandalised, thrown in storage or sold for scrap metal. But recently there has
been a nationwide search by SOS (Save Outdoor Sculpture) for the 200 Little Sisters of which 100 have been
located.The original project was launched in 1949 by Mr Jack Whitaker, a Kansas City Scout volunteer. The stamped
copper statues, which were built around a wooden frame, were made by Friedley-Voshardt in Chicago and sold for
between $300 to $350. statues were placed in communities in 39 states, plus Guam, Puerto Rico, the Canal Zone, and
the Philippines. Kansas had the most statues estimated at around 26.
|With the faith and courage of
their forefathers who made
possible the freedom of these
THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Dedicate this copy of the
Statue of Liberty as a pledge
of everlasting fidelity and
The crusade to strengthen liberty
|"Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yeaning to breathe free
the wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless , tempest-tost to me
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"