Little Sisters of Liberty statue

Statue of Liberty Replica, Atlanta Capitol Building, Atlanta, Georgia

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.

Inscriptions :

With the faith and courage of
their forefathers who made
possible the freedom of these
United States
THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Dedicate this copy of the
Statue of Liberty as a pledge
of everlasting fidelity and
loyalty

The crusade to strengthen liberty
1951


 

"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!"

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