OOS Sculpture

Spirit of the American Doughboy

1920 / E. M. Viquesney / Warren

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This World War I memorial features one of the famous E. M. Viquesney Doughboys, which were massed produced during the 1920s and 1930s to honor the fallen and injured of the Great War.

The pressed copper statue is of an American soldier from WWI. He is in a forward stride motion and is holding a bayoneted rifle in his proper left hand while raising a grenade high up in his proper right hand.

Below the sculpture on the base there is a plaque that reads: Erected by Clarence Hyde Post No. 278 • American Legion • In grateful memory of those who served the United States in the World War • 1917 - 1918

Location: Veterans' Park, Mahoning, Main and High intersection

County

: Trumbull

Citation

: E. M. Viquesney, “Spirit of the American Doughboy,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed December 6, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/1543.

Title

Spirit of the American Doughboy

Description

This World War I memorial features one of the famous E. M. Viquesney Doughboys, which were massed produced during the 1920s and 1930s to honor the fallen and injured of the Great War.

The pressed copper statue is of an American soldier from WWI. He is in a forward stride motion and is holding a bayoneted rifle in his proper left hand while raising a grenade high up in his proper right hand.

Below the sculpture on the base there is a plaque that reads: Erected by Clarence Hyde Post No. 278 • American Legion • In grateful memory of those who served the United States in the World War • 1917 - 1918

Creator

Date

1920

Subject

Location City

Location County

Location Notes

Moved in 2003 when the Veterans' Park was built nearby

Provider Entity

Funds provided by 1918 War Chest

Location Site

Location Street

Mahoning, Main and High intersection

Location Type

Media Sculpture Height

6 ft 8 in

Media Sculpture Width

3 ft 8 in

Creation Date

01/01/1920