The Seal of New York is almost the same as the flag, but in a seal. The Flag of the State of New York is the state's coat of arms on a blue background A seal can mean a wax seal bearing an impressed figure or an embossed figure in paper with the purpose of authenticating a document but the term can also mean any device for The goddess Justice symbolizes freedom before the law. JUSTICE is a Human rights and law reform organisation based in the United Kingdom. She is shown with a blindfold over her eyes, and is also holding the scales of justice in her left hand. The goddess Liberty, who symbolizes freedom, holds a pole with a liberty cap, which symbolizes freedom from Britain after the American Revolutionary War. Liberty, the freedom to act or believe without being stopped by unnecessary force The Kingdom of Great Britain, also known as the United Kingdom of Great Britain, was a State in northwest Europe, in existence from 1707 to 1800 In this article the inhabitants of the thirteen colonies that supported the American Revolution are primarily referred to as "Americans" with occasional references to "Patriots" There is a shield between them, which has a picture of the Hudson Highland, the Sun, and two sail boats sailing on the Hudson River. The Sun (Sol is the Star at the center of the Solar System. The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk, the Great Mohegan by the Iroquois, or as the Lenape Native Americans called it in Unami Over the shield is a globe, showing the Atlantic Ocean, and a bald eagle. The Bald Eagle ( Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a Bird of prey found in North America that is most recognizable as the national bird and Under the shield is a curving ribbon that reads New York's state motto — "Excelsior", which can be translated from Latin as "ever upwards. This page lists state and national Mottos for the world's independent States The mottos for some states lacking general international recognition and "
A reproduction of the seal was the inspiration for the title of Longfellow's Excelsior. Excelsior is a brief poem written and published in 1841 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.