The People’s of America - Lady Liberty

The evolution of this central icon in the American Identity is the focus of Faces of A Nation at the Long island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages. 2001

 

It is written: “ Lady Liberty has undergone several transformations in identity, and style. Long before we had the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, the Indian Princess symbolized the New World. Over time the Indian Princess became less Negro “native” and more European. Her skin grew lighter, her features became less “Indian” and her dress was adapted to the mode of the moment.”  The Statue of Liberty represented the power of human consciousness liberation over oppression of mankind..