Interesting Facts About the London Bridge and Statue of Liberty
The world was introduced to the shutterstock after the end of the First World War II. This iconic item of artwork had been around in one form or another since ancient times. It was used in Greek and Roman architecture and was also used by the British when they occupied India during the Rajputana period. Nowadays the shutterstock has become much more accessible to the general public, and the value of the product itself has increased significantly over the years.
The value of these particular types of artistic products has risen dramatically over the past decade. This type of souvenir is usually quite valuable. Some individuals will purposely purchase an authentic piece of the shutterstock to use as a decorating accent on their walls. They will use it as a backdrop to their tapestry, or display it prominently within their living room. Others might have purchased the original piece of art and then used it as the background for a photograph. Regardless, of which way someone chooses to display the shutterstock, there are many interesting facts that are attached to this piece of art.
The shutterstock first became popular with the Victorians. An artist named Samuel Simon made the first single shutter from a wood that was specially valued for its grain content. This technique was used not only to create artistic works, but to protect the grain of the wood from being damaged during the process of turning the wood into wine. Two of the shutters were created at this point. One was a horizontal slat that was called a "gallopock" and the other was a vertical slat that was called a "turnspit".
In addition to the art that Simon created for the shutters, several other artists were able to utilize the wooden shutterstock in their own unique ways. Several paintings of the American Indians were first created using the shutterstock as their primary medium. Queen Victoria herself is said to have personally commissioned an artist to make a portrait using the same shutterstock. The first official portrait taken with this method was that of William Penn.
The Statue of Liberty itself was also made out of the same shutterstock as the shutters at the American Revolution Battle site. One interesting fact about the statue is that it was made out of a single shutter that had originally been made for the staircase of John Kennedy's Presidential Hotel. The scaffold that was originally used to make the Statue of Liberty was made out of the same shutter stock that was used to make the historic French Revolution Statue of Liberty. When workers began to dismantle the old scaffolding to make the scaffold for the Statue of Liberty, they mistakenly left one unfinished section of the shutter. This unfinished section contained the names of the workers who would be working on the Statue of Liberty, as well as the date of the dedication of the Statue.
Other interesting facts about the London bridge and Statue of Liberty include the fact that both of them were designed by the same person, Christopher Columbus. Christopher Columbus was traveling to the Americas when he first created the golden gate bridge, and the wooden ox was made from the same wood as the London bridge. There are also similarities between the two in the way that they were both created and used. The ironwork used to build the two monuments was similar to each other, both in size and shape. In addition, both of the statues of liberty that were made during the early years of their existence were designed with decorative ironwork, which was done to make them look as though they were carved out of stone.