This is an amazing image of the bust of Lady Liberty being displayed at the 1878 Exposition Universelle in Paris, France.
The Statue of Liberty was manufactured in France, and given to the United States as a gift from the people of France.
In 1878, as the statue was still being constructed (in pieces, so as to make it easier to ship it across the Atlantic Ocean), it was displayed in Paris to show the people her grandeur.
Eventually, the bust was sent to New York, where she was displayed similarly and the people of New York, could take a close up view of Lady Liberty in anticipation of her future countenance.
While she was awaiting the rest of her body, New Yorkers were able to take a little visit inside, climbing her internal staircase to the observation windows in her crown for a small fee, used to offset the enormous costs of installing her on Bedloe Island.
The second photo shows her arm and torch in New York in 1883, and as you can see, people were able to climb up to the torch, for a small fee
She was officially dedicated
on October 28th, 1886.