1950, Don Faurot, Football: secrets of the "split T" formation, page 118:
The Statue of Liberty play is one of the oldest of the fake pass and run plays. It has been tried from all formations
1993 October 19, William Gildea, “Where Home's More Than a Plate to Kruk”, in Washington Post:
Sure, John Kruk is in the World Series, playing first base for the Philadelphia Phillies, conspicuous with his beard and long hair and bulged stomach and his Statue of Liberty stance, and more: He's become a country-wide cult figure after a recent appearance on Letterman.
The third dimension of power has to do with the overall attractiveness of a particular society, culture and way of life. Its crudest measure is the number of people inside a country who want to get out compared to the number outside who want to get in. (One might call this the Statue of Liberty test.)
2003 Winter, Elliot Krieger, “My only Jew”, in Michigan Quarterly Review, volume 42, number 1, page 60:
With what strength he had, Alan lifted the dumbbell over his head, Statue of Liberty style, and said through his fear-strained throat: "You're going to have to knock me out first."
1993, George Gillson, Beyond the cascade: step-by-step guides to 88 classic 3-ball juggling tricks, 2nd ed, Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Ugly Juggling, p 43:
[heading] Statue of Liberty [¶] Hold your left hand up (in a comfortable position) just like the Lady in the Harbour. Now, one after the other, float each ball up from the right hand to a point about 2–3 inches above the . . .
2001, Ben Finnigan and Dorothy Finnigan, Juggling: from start to star, Champaign, Illinois: Human Kinetics, p 51:
Create the Statue of Liberty by throwing up to your extended arm and letting the balls drop down at a slight angle toward the throwing hand to be caught and throw again. . . . [¶] You learn the Statue of Liberty the way you learned the shower.