Day 154

9/11 memorial #67

June 1st, 2012

When I first caught a glimpse of this chubby version of the Statue of Liberty, I assumed it was a contemporary piece commenting on American obesity. But it turns out it was created over 100 years ago as an earnest replica, and spent the majority of its life sitting atop the Liberty Warehouse on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. It's now part of the Brooklyn Museum's Memorial Sculpture Garden, having been donated in honor of the heroes of 9/11.

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