On this contemporary poster, modeled after the WPA travel posters of the Depression-era, America's symbol of welcoming freedom stands proudly with a cloudy New York harbor behind her. In the foreground, silhouettes of immigrants gaze on the statue while they await the beginning of their new lives in America.
This classic travel poster quotes from the last five lines of "The New Colossus", a sonnet by Emma Lazarus that is engraved on a bronze plaque inside the statue's pedestal. It was Lazarus's poem that transformed the statue from a gift from France to a symbol of opportunity for immigrants arriving at Ellis Island.
Hang this poster up as a way to celebrate all those who came to America yearning to breathe free!
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