The Beatles’ late singer John Lennon‘s official social media account has posted some new photos of him and revealed a rare backstory of that photos.

Photographer Bob Gruen’s little-known statement about that photos revealed by John’s Instagram page. You can find why John Lennon has taken a photo at the Statue of Liberty here:

“The US government was trying to deport John Lennon because of his support for the peace movement during the Vietnam war, so I suggested we take a picture at the Statue of Liberty to illustrate that America was supposed to welcome people.

Since Lennon’s death, this photo has taken on a new meaning as people think of John Lennon in terms of personal freedom similar to the Statue of Liberty.”⠀

A fan named Francis said:

“John’s spirit lives on in New York.”

A fan said:

“The poster in my room!”

Another fan commented:

“I love u. Your voice is my life!❤🙏”

Check out the photo below.

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WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL…, 1974⠀ Photographer Bob Gruen: "The US government was trying to deport John Lennon because of his support for the peace movement during the Vietnam war, so I suggested we take a picture at the Statue of Liberty to illustrate that America was supposed to welcome people. Since Lennon's death, this photo has taken on a new meaning as people think of John Lennon in terms of personal freedom similar to the Statue of Liberty."⠀ ⠀ THE NEW COLOSSUS ⠀ Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,⠀ With conquering limbs astride from land to land;⠀ Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand⠀ A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame⠀ Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name⠀ Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand⠀ Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command⠀ The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.⠀ ⠀ "Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she⠀ With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,⠀ Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,⠀ The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.⠀ Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,⠀ I lift my lamp beside the golden door!⠀ ⠀ Poem written by by Emma Lazarus, 1883; inscribed upon the bronze plaque on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, Liberty Island, NYC.⠀ ⠀ Photo by & © @Bob_Gruen http://www.bobgruen.com #BobGruen⠀ at the Statue of Liberty, Liberty Island, NYC, #onthisday 30 October 1974.⠀ #liberty #immigrant #immigration #statueofliberty #thenewcolossus #emmalazarus

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