Photograph Living Liberty Bell - Mole & Thomas (11x14)

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  • Item Category: Fine Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 14, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House

WWI Photograph

'Human Liberty Bell'

Mole & Thomas

Composed of 25,000 officers and men at Fort Dix, New Jersey

The photo was taken in 1918

General Hugh L. Scott, Commander


Almost a century ago and without the aid of any pixel-generating computer software, the itinerant photographer Arthur Mole (1889-1983) used his 11 x 14-inch view camera to stage a series of extraordinary mass photographic spectacles that choreographed living bodies into symbolic formations of religious and national community. In these mass ornaments, thousands of military troops and other groups were arranged artfully to form American patriotic symbols, emblems, and military insignia visible from a birds eye perspective. During World War I, these military formations came to serve as rallying points to support American involvement in the war and to ward off isolationist tendencies.

Photograph Size
( 11 x 14)
Digital Reproduction on Acid Free - Professional Quality Photo Paper We use the Giclee printing process with high definition inks that have light resistance & print longevity. Watermarks will be removed on ordered pictures
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