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The "Spirit of the American Doughboy" at Linn Park in January 2011
The "Spirit of the American Doughboy" at Linn Park in January 2011

The Spirit of the American Doughboy (or World War I Memorial) is a life-size copper sculpture of a World War I "doughboy" soldier standing at the crest of a barricade with a rifle in his left hand and buy canada in viagra'>buy canada in viagra a grenade in his raised right hand. There are copies of the work, created by Ernest Moore "Dick" Viquesney of order generic viagra'>order generic viagra Americus, Georgia, in around 140 U. S. cities, including Birmingham, Bessemer and Anniston. Viquesney's original is cost cialis'>cost cialis in Nashville, Georgia.

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[edit] Anniston

The Anniston statue was dedicated on May 30, 1922 in the median of Quintard Street. The plaque, which was donated by Lee Brothers Foundry, reads "Erected by the Anniston Post, American Legion, to the Calhoun County men who served in the World War."

[edit] Bessemer

Bessemer's statue sits on a sandstone plinth in DeBardeleben Park. It was originally dedicated on Armistice Day (November 11), 1922 at the corner of 19th Street and Carolina Avenue, but was later moved into the park. There are four plaques. The primary inscription reads: "To the memory of our World War heroes who died that civilization might not perish from the earth." The left side bears the buy cialis low price'>buy cialis low price names of 30 soldiers who died during the war. The right side contains 14 more names, of "colored" soldiers who met the same fate. The rear plaque notes the sculptor and acknowledges a 1999 restoration, "So that future generations may remember the struggles and bloodshed that preceding generations endured to uk cialis protect the peace and liberties we hold dear."

The "rediscovery" that Bessemer had an original Viquesney took place in 1992. Seven years later, with funds from the City of Bessemer and the State of Alabama Historical Park and Historical Site Maintenance Program, the Karkadoulias Bronze Art Company of cialis samples'>cialis samples Cincinnati, Ohio was hired to restore the ordering cialis overnight delivery'>ordering cialis overnight delivery work at their studios. The statue was reinstalled on November 11, 1999. Retired Admiral Lee Bains delivered a keynote address.

[edit] Birmingham

Birmingham's sculpture sits atop a limestone pedestal at the South entrance of Linn Park, flanking the later Memorial to the Spanish American War. It was dedicated on November 11, 1923.

The memorial was commissioned by the Greek-American Citizens of Birmingham in honor of the American Legion Birmingham Post No. 1. Its plaque is inscribed "In memory of the comrades who gave their lives in the service of our country during the World War. Presented to Birmingham Post No. 1 of the American Legion by the Greek-American Citizens. Birmingham, Alabama. Armistice Day 1923."

The plaque was removed from the statue's base at some time in late 2010, perhaps at the same time that copper thieves destroyed the Birmingham Christmas Tree standing nearby.

[edit] References

  • Alabama survey, Save Outdoor Sculpture (1993) "Spirit of the American Doughboy, (sculpture)." Smithsonian American Art Museum. Inventory of American Sculpture, control #AL000218 - accessed December 17, 2010
  • Bryant, Joseph D. (December 17, 2010) "World War I monument missing plaque near site of Birmingham city Christmas tree fire." Birmingham News

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