Emma Lazarus

Emma Lazarus (HMXA6)

Location: New York, NJ 11231 Jefferson County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 41.39', W 74° 2.784'

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Emma Lazarus was born into a prominent fourth generation Jewish family, one of the oldest in New York City, on July 22, 1849. Her father recognized Emma's talent for writing at an early age and encouraged her work. In 1866, when Emma was seventeen, he privately published her first book, Poems and Translations Written Between the Ages of Fourteen and Seventeen.

Emma Lazarus would not live long enough to experience the full impact of her poem. She died in 1887 and it was not until 1903 that a bronze plaque containing the words to her sonnet was mounted at the base of the Statue of Liberty. Emma Lazarus' famous lines caught the nation's imagination and continues to inspire the way people think about freedom and exile today.
HM NumberHMXA6
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 6:25am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 580574 N 4504763
Decimal Degrees40.68983333, -74.04640000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 41.39', W 74° 2.784'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 41' 23.40" N, 74° 2' 47.04" W
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Area Code(s)718, 212, 917
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2780 Gift shop pathway, New York NJ 11231, US
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