Spirit of the American Doughboy - Anniston, AL
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N 33° 39.625 W 085° 49.607
16S E 608776 N 3725122
Quick Description: The Spirit of the American Doughboy is dedicated to Men of Calhoun County that served in WW I. Located in the center median of Quintard Avenue between 12th and 13th Steets, Anniston, AL.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 8/5/2012 3:34:33 PM
Waymark Code: WMF18X
A life size figure of a World War I infantryman advancing through the stumps and barbed wire of No Man's Land. He holds a rifle in his left hand and a grenade in his upraised right hand. He wears a jacket over his uniform and a cartridge belt. There is a small pack on his chest. There is a pack on his back and a canteen on his right hip. The scabbard for his bayonet is on the left side of his pack and is empty. The statue stands on a concrete pedestal with a bronze plaque that reads:
MEN WHO SERVED
TITLE: Spirit of the American Doughboy
ARTIST(S): Viquesney, E. M., 1876-1946, sculptor
DATE: Copyrighted 1920. Cast 1923. Copyrighted 1934.
MEDIUM: Figure: bronze with patina; Base: concrete.
CONTROL NUMBER: IAS 47260001
Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]
Located in the center median of Quintard Avenue between 12th and 13th Steets, Anniston, AL.
Parker Memorial Baptist Church
1205 Quintard Ave
Anniston, AL 36201
DIFFERENCES NOTED BETWEEN THE INVENTORY LISTING AND YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND RESEARCH:
No differences noted but the bayonet that was affected to the front of his rifle is missing.
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