Image ID
ICHi-016308
Headline
Human Statue of Liberty
Title (of Artwork/Object)
Human Statue of Liberty
Date Depicted
November 11, 1918
Creator
Mole, Arthur S., and John D. Thomas
Creator Role
photographer
Artwork/Object Depicted
photographic prints
Copyright Notice
No known copyright restrictions.
Credit Line
Chicago History Museum, ICHi-016308; Arthur S. Mole and John D. Thomas, photographers.
Inventory Number
1985.19; 1981.95; 1981.95.4
Storage Location
Mole and Thomas photograph collection. Box 1, Folder 4 (1981.95.4). Box 2 (in exhibition mat).
Acquisition Source
1 print: Gift of Mrs. Arthur Mole, 1981 (1981.95.4). 1 print: Gift of Kaufmann and Fabry Company, February 1959 (in exhibition mat).
Max Pixels - Height
5931
Max Pixels - Width
4652
KEYWORDS
Human Statue of Liberty
Mole and Thomas
Statue of Liberty
patriotism
USA
20%
1981.95
1985.19
aerial views
living photographs
living pictures
men
Mole, Arthur S.
people
Thomas, John D.
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human statue of liberty

Living photograph titled Human Statue of Liberty comprised of 18,000 officers and men, Camp Dodge, Des Moines, Iowa, November 11, 1918. Number of men in torch flame: 12,000; in torch: 2,800; in right arm: 1,200; body, head, and left arm: 2,000. The final form was almost a quarter of a mile long. At that distance 12,000 men were needed for the torch flame alone, while only seventeen formed the bottom line of the statue's base.

Living photograph titled Human Statue of Liberty comprised of 18,000 officers and men, Camp Dodge, Des Moines, Iowa, November 11, 1918. Number of men in torch flame: 12,000; in torch: 2,800; in right arm: 1,200; body, head, and left arm: 2,000. The final form was almost a quarter of a mile long. At that distance 12,000 men were needed for the torch flame alone, while only seventeen formed the bottom line of the statue's base.