Spirit of the American Doughboy - Perth Amboy

Spirit of the American Doughboy - Perth Amboyloupe
Arneson Square, Madison, Fayette & New Brunswick Avenue
Perth Amboy
USA 08861
EM Viquesney

This sculpture is one of many casts made from EM Viquesney's doughboy design. Monuments using this design are scattered around NJ & the US.

This bronze cast sculpture, set upon a granite base, depicts a World War I infantryman advancing through the stumps and barbed wire of "No Man's Land."  He holds a rifle in his left hand & a grenade in his raised right hand.

The monument was dedicated on Armistice Day 1930. The base contains a bronze plaque dedicating to Perth Amboy residents who served in wars prior to & including WWI. 

Originally installed on the corner of Amboy Avenue & Pfeiffer Boulevard, the statue was moved to its current site around 1979.

Narrative adapted from Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) inventory #47260070.

Photo courtesy of: EM Viquesney Doughboy Database & Perth Amboy Public Library