A Brooklyn art exhibit for the Statue of Liberty

Too bad this poster doesn’t provide any details on what, exactly, was being exhibited by this now-extinct arts group. The Brooklyn Art Association galleries stood at 174 Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights.

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The Fund for the Pedestal, launched in 1884, helped bring the Statue of Liberty—the “Bartholdi Statue,” as the poster calls it—to New York Harbor in 1886.

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2 Responses to “A Brooklyn art exhibit for the Statue of Liberty”

  1. Jeff Trexler Says:

    Thanks for posting this–a fascinating piece of history, not just for the event it advertises but the art, language & typography.

  2. wildnewyork Says:

    I love the typography too. Very unique.

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