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The Spirit of the American Doughboy - Waycross, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 31° 12.609 W 082° 21.524
17R E 370566 N 3453687
Quick Description: This figure of a World War one shoulder was created by E. M Viquesney to honor the veterans of World War I. Located in Doughboy Park on Plant Ave at Lott St., Waycross, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/24/2010 7:10:45 PM
Waymark Code: WMA05B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 4

Long Description:
This figure of a World War one shoulder was created by E. M Viquesney to honor the veterans of World War I. The statue is of a typical Dough Boy. He is dress in a WW I uniform, complete with his cartridge belt, gas mask, canteen and back pack. The shirt is buttoned to the neck. He is wearing leg wrappings and boots. His right arm is raised and he holds a grenade, his rife, with bayonet attached, is held by his side in his left hand. He is wearing a helmet and appears to be moving forward, the heel of his right foot is raised.

Inscription:

(Front of sculpture:) Spirit of the American Doughboy
(Back of sculpture:) Copyrighted 1934 By/E.M. Visquesney Sculptor/Spencer-Indiana

Plaque on front of base:

Dedicated to
the memory of our comrades
who entered the service
of their country
from Ware County
and who gave their lives
in the world war

Sponsored by
Ware co. Post no. 10,
American Legion
November 11, 1935



(On back of base, inscribed below American Legion symbol:)
Ware County Post No. 10 Nov. 11, 1935

Dr. Paul K. McGee post Com. Doughboy Committee, Dr. Henry J. Carswell Chr., Walter E. Lee. Karl R. Porter, J.A. Rollison. W.D. Waldron, Geo. U. Gates. Clem Hardy, Mrs. Paul K. McGee, Ira Thomas., Mrs. Witherspoon Daniel.
TITLE: The Spirit of the American Doughboy

ARTIST(S): Viquesney, E. M., 1876-1946, sculptor

DATE: Copyrighted 1920, 1934. Dedicated Nov. 11, 1935

MEDIUM: Sculpture: bronze; Base: rusticated granite.

CONTROL NUMBER: IAS 47260017

Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
Doughboy Park on Plant Ave at Lott and Mary Streets, Waycross, GA.


DIFFERENCES NOTED BETWEEN THE INVENTORY LISTING AND YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND RESEARCH:
None noted


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