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    Human Statue of Liberty - on a stifling July day in 1918, 18,000 soldiers posed as Lady Liberty on the drill grounds at Camp Dodge. According to a news story, many men fainted- they were dressed in woolen uniforms- as the temperature neared 105 degrees. The photo, taken from atop a specially constructed tower by Mole & Thomas, was intended to help promote the sale of war bonds but was never used.

  • Carolyn Anders

    Human Statue of Liberty with 18000 soldiers - Camp Dodge in Iowa

  • Sarah Shackelford

    Art used to persuade: Human Statue of Liberty (Goddess of Liberty), Camp Dodge, Iowa: "Eighteen thousand soldiers of the Camp Dodge, 163rd Depot Brigade formed the silhouette of the Statue of Liberty for the renowned photograph shot by Chicago, Illinois, photographers Mole and Thomas on August 22, 1918 as part of a planned campaign to sell war bonds (theme of patriotism). As many as 20 human figure pictures were taken by photographers during the Great War."

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