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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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  • Outdoor Sculpture -- Massachusetts -- Winchendon
     
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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. Cast 1940. Dedicated Sept.15, 1940.
    Medium: 
    Sculpture: zinc; Base: granite.
    Dimensions: 
    Sculpture: approx. 88 x 22 x 22 in.; Base: approx. 76 x 48 x 48 in.
    Inscription: 
    (On front of zinc base:) SPIRIT OF THE AMERICAN DOUGHBOY (On back of zinc base:) COPYRIGHTED 1934 BY/E M VIQUESNEY - SCULPTOR/SPENCER INDIANA (On plaque, on front of base:) WINCHENDON POST NO. 2158/VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS/OF THE UNITED STATES/ITS AUXILIARY & SONS OF THE V.F.W./DEDICATED THIS MONUMENT/IN MEMORY OF ALL THOSE WHO FOUGHT/IN ALL WARS OF THE UNITED STATES/THAT THIS COUNTRY/MIGHT FOREVER ENJOY FREEDOM signed
    Description: 
    A figure of a World War I infantryman advancing through the stumps and barbed wire of No Man's Land. He holds a grenade in his raised proper right hand and once held a rifle in his proper left hand. The sculpture stands atop a square granite base.
    Subject: 
    History -- United States -- World War I
    Figure male -- Full length
    Occupation -- Military -- Soldier
    Dress -- Uniform -- Military Uniform
    Object -- Weapon -- Grenade
    Object Type: 
    Outdoor Sculpture -- Massachusetts -- Winchendon
    Sculpture
    Owner: 
    Administered by Veterans of Foreign Wars, City Hall, Winchendon, Massachusetts
    Located Veterans of Foreign Wars Park, School & West Street, Winchendon, Massachusetts
    Remarks: 
    The monument was erected by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post No. 2158 in honor of those from Winchendon who lost their lives for their country. Funding for the erection of the monument was raised through beano games sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. IAS files contain a copy of the Massachusetts Historical Commission Form C - Object questionnaire dated July 1986.
    References: 
    Save Outdoor Sculpture, Massachusetts survey, 1997.
    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 MA001023
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