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American Doughboy (Over the Top to Victory)

 

Artwork

Title Artist Date

American Doughboy (Over the Top to Victory)

John Paulding

Copyright 1921, Cast 1928, Dedicated 5/18/1929
 

Medium

Medium Category

Bronze Sculpture on Engraved Red Sandstone Base
 

Statue

Measurements

Unit Measure Object Height Object Width Object Depth Object Diameter
Feet 6.667 2 2 N/A
 
Unit Measure Base Height Base Width Base Depth Base Diameter
Feet 6 4 4 N/A

Description

Description
This statue depicts a WWI soldier running in combat fatigues and gear.  His proper right arm is outstretched signaling charge and his proper left arm is at his side holding a rifle. The inscription on the front of the base reads: "American doughboy "Over the Top" to Victory, erected by the Veterans Ass'n. 74th Inf. N.Y.N.G. in honor of the members of the 74th Inf. U.S.A. who served in the World War 1912-1918 and in grateful memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice. Dedicated to [43 names listed in two columns] by the Veterans Assn. 74th Inf. N.Y.N.G."


 

Biographical Info.

Bio.
No information is available at present.





 

Location History

Location Purpose Date Verified Current Record
Connecticut Street Armory near Connecticut St. and Niagara St. intersection Display December 2003 Yes

Conservation/Preservation History

Treatment Performed by Date Completed Previous Object Condition New Object Condition Previous Base Condition New Base Condition Current Record
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Condition Survey History

Surveyed By Purpose Date Completed Object Condition Base Condition Current Record
University at Buffalo, School of Architecture and Planning Save Outdoor Sculpture Inventory and Condition Survey July 1992 Poor Poor Yes