Facial Hair of Note: Frédéric A. Bartholdi

By Jennifer Snyder
July 2, 2012
Photograph of Frederic Auguste Bartholdi

Archivist Jennifer Snyder celebrates the facial hair of the sculptor of one of America's most iconic symbols.

Photograph of Frederic Auguste Bartholdi
Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, ca. 1880 / Napoleon Sarony, photographer. Charles Scribner's Sons Art Reference Dept. records, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.


French sculptor, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi (1834–1904) is best known for designing the Statue of Liberty. However, one can see a fantastic piece by Bartholdi near the US Capitol in Washington, DC. The Bartholdi Fountain and Park are on the grounds of the United States Botanic Garden, which is within walking distance of a number of the Smithsonian Museums. It’s a lovely “hidden” gem within the city!


Jennifer Snyder works with oral history interviews at the Archives American Art. When not sending interviews out for digitization, she is writing about extraordinary examples of facial hair for this blog.


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And don't forget the Marquis de Lafayette Statue in Union Square at NYC. Another great work of Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi.

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I've been there. Personally I wasn't too impressed with the Bartholdi Fountain and Park. Yet, you have to praise the main for the Statue of Liberty. Quite an inspired piece of art and architecture.

Interesting little post. Love the area of study.

thank for this post of "Frédéric A. Bartholdi"

you have to respect anyone who can claim to have designed such a famous landmark as The Statue of Liberty

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