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This photograph was taken around 1900.
By 1902, newspapers were reporting that Lady Liberty was beginning to turn green.
By 1906 her colour had completely changed.
There was talk of painting the statue inside and out, but public outcry to changing the statue’s colour forced a rethink.
The Army Engineers examined the statue and it’s green oxidation, and found that it was actually protecting the metal, so the choice was made only to paint the inside, and to leave the outside au naturel.