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1945 - George A. Palmer, superintendent of the National Monument, grasps the master electric switch

LIBERTY’S LIGHT SWITCH

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Electric Lighting

April 9, 1945

From the tip of her welcoming beacon 300 feet above New York harbor to the base of the masonry on which she rests her 225-ton weight, modernization of the Statue of Liberty’s lighting system has been completed, Samuel G. Hibben, Westinghouse illumination specialist who directed the project, announced today.

George A. Palmer, superintendent of the National Monument, grasps the master electric switch which will paint Miss Liberty in four times as much light as is available under an average reading lamp and rekindle her brightened torch when Germany or Japan capitulates. 


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