Posted by: reddiva | April 29, 2010

Human Statue of Liberty

Several years ago someone had a good idea that must have seemed practically unattainable.  Still, with determination and obviously much skill, they persevered.  This is the result.  Thank you, James, for sending this to me.

This INCREDIBLE picture was taken in 1918.

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

Standing Tall Titled "Human Statue of Liberty," this image was taken at Camp Dodge in Iowa and used 18,000 men.

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

The writing to the left at the bottom says:

(c) Mole & Thomas

915 Medinah Bldg.

Chicago, ILL.

On the right at the bottom are these words:

Human Statue of Liberty

18,000 Officers and Men at Camp Dodge, Des Moine, Ia.

Col. Wm. Newman, Commanding

Col. Rush H. Wells, Directing



  1. I wish these men were with us today. Patriots one and all. God Bless the usa

    • Yes, the men as well as their patriotism and willingness to fight for our Republic – indeed, freedom around the world.


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