Photograph:Human Statue of Liberty

William Tribelhorn1918

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play
Rochester , United States

A contemporary digital print showing the famous photograph taken by Arthur Mole and John Thomas in 1918 at Camp Dodge in Des Moines, IA. Mole and Dodge made many of these photographs, with subjects such as the Liberty Bell and the American Eagle. This particular example employed 18000 servicemen on a "blistering" hot day. Records say that many fainted. Taken as a promotion for war bonds, the photograph was not used for that.

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  • Title: Photograph:Human Statue of Liberty
  • Creator: William Tribelhorn
  • Date Created: 1918
  • Location: Rochester, NY
  • Subject Keywords: Statue of Liberty, soldier
  • Type: People at Play
  • Medium: photographic reproduction
  • Object ID: 109.1246
  • Credit Line: Gift of William J. Tribelhorn