The History of the Statue of Liberty Not by Damn Dirty Apes

In the most famous scene in the movie Planet of the Apes, the astronaut Taylor, played by Charlton Heston, encounters the ruins of the Statue of Liberty in the year 3978. It is then that he realizes that he is not on an alien world, but the future Earth—one in which, appropriate for this Cold War-era film, humanity has destroyed by nuclear war.

This requires a long view of history—one with a geological scope. In this long view illustrated by John Atkinson’s Wrong Hands cartoon, the actual construction and maintenance of the Statue of Liberty is but a tiny sliver of time.

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