In a tony neighborhood in western Paris, an unremarkable building holds a secret: it is the site of the studio that built the Statue of Liberty.
Bartholdi designed a statue consisting of George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette with the French and American flags.
According to a new book by French writer Nathalie Salmon, the Statue of Liberty's face was modeled on her ancestor Sarah Salmon, not Bartholdi's mother.
Lady Liberty has peered stoically across the New York Harbor every since it landed from France in this month in 1886. This got us wondering, who was the face?