We tend to think of crowdfunding as something that began with Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and GoFundMe.
But…it actually started long ago. One of the first examples in recorded history involved Joseph Pulitzer and the Statue of Liberty.
I think you’ll find this interesting.
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