OOS Sculpture

Resting Doughboy

1938 / E. M. Viquesney / Lakemore

Doughboy Lakemore old.jpg

Half-sized version of WWI infantryman in uniform standing at parade rest with helmet pushed back, rifle in proper left hand and knapsack and uniform coat held over proper right arm. This statue is considered unique of its kind as it varies in size and stature from Viquesney's typical design of the Doughboy.

This sculpture was stolen and removed from its pedestal sometime in September of 2008. A replacement bronze sculpture was installed at the original location on November 12th of that same year. The original statue, which Army Navy Garrison 273 had purchased and installed in 1938, was kept in its damaged condition at the garrison building in Lakemore. Garrison members James Critchfield and past Commander James Richards decided to attempt to repair it. Nearly three years later, the statue was brought back to the garrison building on Main Street for a dedication ceremony after the village’s Veterans Day program.

Location: The town's center, Intersection of Park, Lake Road and Short Street

County

: Summit

Citation

: E. M. Viquesney, “Resting Doughboy,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed October 27, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/189.

Title

Resting Doughboy

Description

Half-sized version of WWI infantryman in uniform standing at parade rest with helmet pushed back, rifle in proper left hand and knapsack and uniform coat held over proper right arm. This statue is considered unique of its kind as it varies in size and stature from Viquesney's typical design of the Doughboy.

This sculpture was stolen and removed from its pedestal sometime in September of 2008. A replacement bronze sculpture was installed at the original location on November 12th of that same year. The original statue, which Army Navy Garrison 273 had purchased and installed in 1938, was kept in its damaged condition at the garrison building in Lakemore. Garrison members James Critchfield and past Commander James Richards decided to attempt to repair it. Nearly three years later, the statue was brought back to the garrison building on Main Street for a dedication ceremony after the village’s Veterans Day program.

Creator

Date

1938

Location City

Location County

Location Notes

Was stolen, found, and replaced, location in September - November of 2008. The original finished being restored and was re-dedicated on Veterans Day in 2013

Location Site

Location Street

Intersection of Park, Lake Road and Short Street

Location Type

Media Base Depth

1 ft

Media Sculpture Height

3 ft

Media Sculpture Width

1 ft 2 in

Media Sculpture Depth

1 ft 2 in

Media Base Height

2 in

Media Base Width

1 ft 2 in

Creation Date

01/01/1937