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Spirit of the American Doughboy

   
Spirit of the American Doughboyloupe
Memorial Causeway Bridge
Clearwater
FL
USA
33767
November 11, 1927
E. M. Viquesney

This bronze sculpture by E.M. Viquesney depicts a life-sized World War I infantryman advancing through the stumps and barbed wire on No Man's Land, holding a rifle in his left hand and a grenade in his upraised right hand.  A new plaque on the pedestal of the Doughboy reads:

Spirit of the American Doughboy
Artist: E.M. Viquesney (1876 - 1946)
Copyrighted in 1920  
Originally dedicated on November 11, 1927
at the opening ceremony
of the Memorial Causeway Bridge.
Donated by the American Legion Post 7
in memory of 38 local service men
who died in World War I.  Rededicated November 10, 2006
following the completion of the
new Memorial Causeway Bridge in 2005,
the statue was restored and reinstalled.
Considered Viquesney's greatest work of art,
132 original "Doughboys" are still in existence.  

A plaque with similar wording is mounted on the pedestal of the Sailor.  Although the plaque denotes 132 Doughboys, more have been found since.

 
Single figure -- soldier
Bronze
Concrete
Stone (any)
3'
4'
Base: approx. H. 5 ft. 3 in. x Diam. 9 1/2 ft.
47260010
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 proper left hand and a grenade in his upraised proper right hand.
Monument to World War I soldiers. In 1991, T. Perry Wesley reported base media as stone; in 1994, Save Outdoor Sculpture survey reported base media as concrete.
Clearwater Memorial Causeway Park, Clearwater, Florida

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