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Spirit of Our Heroes - Cincinnati, OH
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
N 39° 15.046 W 084° 23.996
16S E 724362 N 4347827
Quick Description: This unique Doughboy statue is located in the Rest Haven Memorial Park in Cincinnati, Ohio. Though this doughboy doesn't bear the name of Viquesney, it appears to have been fabricated from Viquesney's original 1920 molds.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 10/13/2011 5:52:33 PM
Waymark Code: WMCV8P
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 13

Long Description:
This unique Doughboy statue is located in the Rest Haven Memorial Park in the Blue Ash neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio. Though this doughboy doesn't bear the name of Viquesney, it appears to have been fabricated from Viquesney's original 1920 molds.

Despite this difference this statue is listed along with other Doughboy sculptures on the Doughboy Searcher website:

…this statue has a different title, "Spirit of Our Heroes", and a different sculptor, George F. Yostel.

But except for the closed right hand which doesn't hold a grenade (and looks like it might have been modified to hold a flagpole, judging by the oddly bent wrist), the figure is identical to the 1920 version of Viquesney's "Spirit of the American Doughboy", with only minor differences in the positioning of the tree stumps on the base.

It looks as though the majority of the statue was made from Viquesney's original 1920 molds, which were kept by his original foundry, Friedley-Voshardt of Chicago after Viquesney switched to another company, Raphael Groppi Studios, in 1934. And according to David Shanteau, Executive Director of Rest Haven, the statue was obtained after 1935, which fits nicely with that timeline.

Where is this statue located?: Cemetery

Which branch of the Military does this statue depict?: Army

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