Thursday, February 19, 2009

A Human Statue of Liberty - from 1918

Human Statue of Liberty
I find it amazing that this photo, taken so many years ago, actually still exists! This INCREDIBLE picture was taken in 1918.

It is 18,000 men preparing for war in a training camp at
Camp Dodge, in Iowa . EIGHTEEN THOUSAND MEN!!!!!

What a priceless gift from our grandfathers and great-grandfathers!

Base to Shoulder: 150 feet
Right Arm: 340 feet
Widest part of arm holding torch: 12 1/2 feet
Right thumb: 35 feet
Thickest part of body: 29 feet
Left hand length: 30 feet
Face: 60 feet
Nose: 21 feet
Longest spike of head piece: 70 feet
Torch and flame combined: 980 feet
Number of men in flame of torch: 12,000
Number of men in torch: 2,800
Number of men in right arm: 1,200
Number of men in body, head and balance of figure only: 2,000

Total men: 18,000

God Bless America,
Mrs. Murphy

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