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Statue of Liberty—18,000 strong

A FRIEND SENT THIS my way recently. I hear it’s been around before, but I thought it would be a treat for those (like all of us!) who enjoy visuals with a different approach.

This photo was shot in 1918. It’s a representation of the Statue of Liberty created by positioning 18,000 men at Camp Dodge, Iowa.

FACTS:
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

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