Bartholdi cherished and valued the physical world, as he made quite clear in his letters and diaries.
A foreigner such as Bartholdi viewed the abolition of slavery as Liberty achieved in the United States.
To Bartholdi, his statue meant a commemoration of Liberty attained.
It is not too much to say that Mr. Bartholdi in this case has shown a fine appreciation of the requirements of colossal sculpture.
We had just passed Bartholdi's statue of "Liberty," and it seemed as if France were not very far off.
Bartholdi being dishearten'd with all these Delays, began to despair of the Success of the Negociation.
On either side the shores fell away from us, leaving Bartholdi's statue, for a brief moment, the dominant note in the scene.
The abstract idea, as it occurred to the sculptor, Mr. Bartholdi, was noble.
The Bartholdi statue, as we read and heard, and talked about it, became an inspired impulse to fine art in America.
And Bartholdi made the statue and it's a present from France.