New Documentary Claims The Statue Of Liberty May Actually Be A Man

New Documentary Claims The Statue Of Liberty May Actually Be A Man

New Documentary Claims The Statue Of Liberty May Actually Be A Man

A Discovery Channel documentary claims “Lady Liberty” may actually be a man. The Statue of Liberty is commonly believed to be based on French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi’s mother. However, author and journalist Elizabeth Mitchell suggests otherwise. She tells The New York Post: “As I was looking at it more carefully, the structure of the face isn’t really the same. [His mother] has a more arched eyebrow, has a thinner nose, has thinner lips, even in her youth. And he was a bust-maker … and was known for his accuracy. Going through photos he had in his files of his brother, I started to look at the face more carefully, and it really did look to be like Liberty. His brother in his adult years had actually gone mad, and it was Bartholdi’s task to go once a week to visit, sometimes [spending] hours just staring at his brother, who was not speaking.”

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