Eminent French sculptor (1834-1904) best known for designing the Statue of Liberty. Original 9 x 7 albumen photograph of Bartholdi with 26 French delegates visiting Niagara Falls in the fall of 1886. Bartholdi is seated in the center of the front row, holding his bowler hat in his lap. Mounted on a modern cream-colored board. In very good condition, with scattered overall creasing from mounting. Bartholdi and members of the French delegation arrived in New York City on October 25, 1886, for the dedication ceremony of the Statue of Liberty on October 28th. After the statue's inauguration, Bartholdi and his compatriots took the opportunity to visit another popular New York attraction 400 miles to the northwest: Niagara Falls.
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