HIS IDEA RESULTED IN THE 151 FT. TALL STATUE OF LIBERTY LOCATED IN THE NEW YORK CITY HARBOR, AND PROVIDES AN INDELIBLE SYMBOL OF OUR NATIONAL CHARACTER.
FREDERIC AUGUSTE BARTHOLDI (1834-1904) SIGNED HANDWRITTEN NOTE ON HIS PERSONAL CALLING CARD, “A. Bartholdi”, 3.75 x 2.5, by the French sculptor and painter who is best known for designing Liberty Enlightening the World, commonly known as the Statue of Liberty. The Bartholdi calling card is printed “Aug.te Bartholdi” in cursive at center with his “38 Rue Varin” address. Bartholdi handwrote on the face of the card, in French, translated: “regrets that I was absent and unable to go to the invitation of Mr. and Mrs. Salvador. I am honored to send them my thanks together with my regrets.” In 1871, he made a trip to the United States, where he pitched the idea of a massive statue gifted from the French to the Americans in honor of the centennial of American independence. This rare boldly signed card is in fine condition, with minor age toning.