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Spirit of the American Doughboy - Perth Amboy

   
Spirit of the American Doughboy - Perth Amboyloupe
Arneson Square, Madison, Fayette & New Brunswick Avenue
Perth Amboy
NJ
USA
08861
1930
EM Viquesney

This sculpture is one of many casts made from EM Viquesney's doughboy design. Monuments using this design are scattered around NJ & the US.

This bronze cast sculpture, set upon a granite base, depicts a World War I infantryman advancing through the stumps and barbed wire of "No Man's Land."  He holds a rifle in his left hand & a grenade in his raised right hand.

The monument was dedicated on Armistice Day 1930. The base contains a bronze plaque dedicating to Perth Amboy residents who served in wars prior to & including WWI. 

Originally installed on the corner of Amboy Avenue & Pfeiffer Boulevard, the statue was moved to its current site around 1979.

Narrative adapted from Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) inventory #47260070.

Photo courtesy of: EM Viquesney Doughboy Database & Perth Amboy Public Library