REKINDLING LIBERTY’S TORCH
CD 1964013 E&MP25.071
April 9, 1945
Closely resembling the flickering tints of actual flame, a new blaze of electric light will rekindle the torch of the Statue of Liberty as a victory beacon when Germany or Japan surrenders.
Samuel G. Hibben, Westinghouse director of applied lighting who is guiding the first relighting project at Bedloe’s Island since 1931, is shown inside the torch 300 feet above New York harbor. He holds a 400-watt mercury vapor lamp which he expects to use, in combination with powerful incandescent bulbs, to make the flame appear to burn bright and hot.