On this day in 1885, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York.
Pictured, the Statue of Liberty photographed from a helicopter by LIFE photographer Margaret Bourke-White in 1952.
See more photos of America from above here.
The Pacific #Sunset #SF #NoFilter
The generation shift is happening, and Mr.Monopoly&Co are doing everything they can to hold onto their reign. They’re taking increasingly desperate measures because they know we are too smart and too technologically advanced to fall for the same old bullshit. It might have worked in the past but WE will not fall for divide&conquer. — Yours Truly
Listening to this Beastie Boys cassette I found at my parents house. Legit the most #OldSchool #HipHop thing I have ever done #LicensedToIll #RIPMCA (PS- I was NOT driving when I took this - don’t instagram and drive kids)
Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education. —
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
September 27, 1938
Today in labor history, May 1, 1886: At its 1884 convention, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions (which became the American Federation of Labor), proclaims that “eight hours shall constitute a legal day’s labor from and after May 1, 1886.” The resolution received overwhelming support from FOTLU’s affiliated unions, which organized mass demonstrations and strikes in cities across the country.
History says, Don’t hope
On this side of the grave,
But then, once in a lifetime
The longed-for tidal wave
Of justice can rise up,
And hope and history rhyme — Joe Biden read this poem by Irish poet Seamus Heaney at the memorial service for MIT officer Sean Collier
Photograph by Camilo José Vergara
Charlie looking out the window of the Statue of Liberty Ferry, February 1985.
From a distance, they were elegant silver slabs, larger than anything else on the horizon yet often smaller than the nearby smokestacks, bridges and church steeples in the foreground. Almost weightless, the Towers disappeared into the sky, their rectangular shapes barely visible among the spires of the older skyscrapers and the darker forms of the newer ones. Their simple geometric forms — symbols of order and progress — made for a strong presence in the skyline.
Watching the WTC Towers being built, I never imagined that I would outlive them. Today, those tall silvery buildings that once anchored the southern end of Manhattan and indeed shaped the entire city skyline are gone. But the city, ever resilient, has survived 9/11 and now moves on.
April 4 marks the 40th Anniversary of the opening of the World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan. Camilo José Vergara writes for LightBox about his experience photographing the site over four decades.