Spirit of the American Doughboy - Roselle Park

Spirit of the American Doughboy - Roselle Parkloupe
Clay Avenue & Chestnut Street
Roselle Park
USA 07204
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 September 3, 1923. The base contains a WWI honor roll plaque on the front, & an honor roll for subsequent conflicts on other sides.

Narrative adapted from Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) inventory #47260071. 

Photo courtesy of:  EM Viquesney Doughboy Database & Nick Pagnetti