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  • Viquesney, E. M.,
     
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  • History -- United States
     
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  • Figure male -- Full length
     
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  • Occupation -- Military
     
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  • Dress -- Uniform
     
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  • Object -- Weapon
     
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  • Outdoor Sculpture -- Michigan -- Berkley
     
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  • Sculpture
     
     
    Spirit of the American Doughboy, (sculpture).
    Artist: 
    Viquesney, E. M., 1876-1946, sculptor.
    Title: 
    Spirit of the American Doughboy, (sculpture).
    Dates: 
    Copyrighted 1934. Dedicated May 1941.
    Medium: 
    Sculpture: metal; Base: granite.
    Dimensions: 
    Sculpture: approx. 7 x 2 1/2 x 3 ft.; Base: approx. 7 x 5 x 5 ft.
    Inscription: 
    (On front of metal base:) SPIRIT OF THE AMERICAN DOUGHBOY (On back of metal base:) COPYRIGHTED 1934 BY/E.M. VIQUESNEY-SCULPTOR/SPENCER - INDIANA (On front of granite base:) DEDICATED/TO THE MEMORY OF/OUR COMRADES/WHO SERVED THEIR COUNTRY/ON FOREIGN SOIL OR/HOSTILE WATERS IN TIME OF WAR/WAYNE COUNTY COUNCIL/VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS/OF THE U.S.A./MAY 1941 signed
    Description: 
    Standing figure of soldier, dressed in World War I uniform of jacket, leggings, helmet, ammunition belt at waist, and front and back packs. Proper right arm is raised overhead with grenade in hand. Proper left hand holds rifle at side. Proper right leg is bent, proper left leg is forward. Two tree stumps wrapped in barbed wire at his feet. Set on flaring stone base. Plaque on base has emblem of Veterans of Foreign Wars above inscription.
    Subject: 
    History -- United States -- World War I
    Figure male -- Full length
    Occupation -- Military -- Soldier
    Dress -- Uniform -- Military Uniform
    Object -- Weapon -- Grenade
    Object -- Weapon -- Gun
    Object Type: 
    Outdoor Sculpture -- Michigan -- Berkley
    Sculpture
    Owner: 
    Roseland Park Cemetery Association, Roseland Park Cemetery, Woodward Avenue & Twelve Mile Road, Berkley, Michigan 48072
    References: 
    Save Outdoor Sculpture, Michigan survey, 1993.
    Illustration: 
    Image on file.
    Note: 
    The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.
    Repository: 
    Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture, Smithsonian American Art Museum, P.O. Box 37012, MRC 970, Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
    Control Number: 
    IAS MI000024
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