Statue of Liberty

Invitation to the inauguration of the Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World, 1886

This invitation from 1886 is engraved on Crane paper.

“You are invited to be present on the occasion of the

inauguration by the President of the United States,

of the Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World,

on Bedloe’s Island, New York Harbor,

on Thursday October 28th, 1886.”

Invitation to the banquet after the inauguration of the Statue of Liberty, 1886

The Chamber of Commerce

of the State of New York

requests the pleasure of the company of

__________________________

at the Banquet to be given by the

Chamber in honor of the representatives of the

French Republic

and other Distinguished Guests who participate

in the ceremonies attending the Inauguration of the

Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World

on Bedloe’s Island, New York Harbor

Delmonico’s Fifth Avenue and Twentysixth Street,

Thursday Evening, October 28th at half past 6 o’clock.