Monday, April 14, 2008

Statue of Liberty by 18,000 Men

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Statue of Liberty composed of 18,000 U.S. Soldiers

This was part of a promotional campaign to sell war bonds during WWI. It was taken in July on a day where the temperature reached 105 deg F! Many men fainted because they were wearing woolen uniforms, and to add insult to injury, the photo was never used for the ad campaign!

Interesting fact: Because of the angle and position of the camera, twice as many men were needed in the flame of the torch than the rest of the design.

It looked fake to me, so I checked it out on Snopes before posting and it was legit.

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