or more correctly translated, "The Man Who Invented Miss Liberty."
|Auguste Bartholdi at the age of 66 by José Frappa|
Bartholdi not only invented, but he had Miss Liberty created. With the statue, he wanted to express France's gratitude to the United States, who in 1776 had provided in their Declaration of Independence the blueprint for the Déclaration universelle des droits de l'homme of the French Revolution 1789.
|Miss Liberty in the foreground and background|
|Les grands soutiens du monde 1902|
|One ear of Miss Liberty, with a height of 140 cm, is on display at the museum.|
|Stereoscopic photo at Philadephia Fairmount Park 1876|
|In 1776, the plans were ready, their execution a vision.|
A contemporary photograph with a handwritten entry by the master:
The Statue of Liberty, 46 m, January 1884, Bartholdi
|At that time, Lucky Luke was in Paris and surprised|
On the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the inauguration of the statue, the US returned to France an original steel rivet strip of Gustave Eiffel's inner supporting structure.
|Columbus: Ahead, forward, 1892|
|Washington meets Lafayette|
|A la Suisse|
|Lazarus von Schwendi's head|
A meal in Alsace without Riesling is not possible. The wine served in liter bottles at the Restaurant Bartholdi (sic!) a coulé à flots (flowed in streams). As a starter, we had a dandelion salad with a poached egg; the main course was a chicken d'Alsace in Riesling sauce (What else?) with mushrooms and baker's noodles. For dessert the restaurant served a tarte aux pruneaux (prune pie).
|Son of Colmar Jean Rapp, called Napoleon's fearless general|
|Son of Colmar Amiral Armand Joseph Bruat with a birdie|
|Johann Roesselmann Schultheiß (sheriff) and savior of Colmar|