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Spirit of the American Doughboy - Roselle Park

   
Spirit of the American Doughboy - Roselle Parkloupe
Clay Avenue & Chestnut Street
Roselle Park
NJ
USA
07204
1923
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 September 3, 1923. The base contains a WWI honor roll plaque on the front, & an honor roll for subsequent conflicts on other sides.

Narrative adapted from Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) inventory #47260071. 

Photo courtesy of:  EM Viquesney Doughboy Database & Nick Pagnetti