Human Statue of Liberty
Human Statue of Liberty

This photo of the Statue of Liberty made up of 18,000 men preparing for war in a training camp in Iowa, is absolutely amazing.

According to the Urban Legends website, “This image matches one in the U.S. National Archives credited to photographers Arthur S. Mole and John D. Thomas.” Be sure to click on the link that shows the series of work these photographers have taken at military training camps.

Here is the breakdown of the creation of the Human Statue of Liberty:
Base to Shoulder: 150 feet
Right Arm: 340 feet
Widest part of arm holding torch: 12 1/2 f eet
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

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