Living Photographs – Vintage photos featuring thousands of soldiers (9 pics)




What better way to motivate American troops during the First World War than giant portraits made up of thousands of soldiers? Between 1915 and 1921, the American Army asked the photographers  Arthur Mole and John Thomas to create extraordinary portraits of the troops. This was the birth of the Living Photographs series, composed of thirty photographs featuring thousands of soldiers to create military shapes or powerful symbols. The photo of the Statue of Liberty  for example, required the participation of 18,000 soldiers, and is almost a kilometer long. With the perspective, the torch of this photograph alone brings together 12,000 soldiers. Impressive!

Living Photographs - Vintage photos featuring thousands of soldiers

Living Photographs - Vintage photos featuring thousands of soldiers

Living Photographs - Vintage photos featuring thousands of soldiers

Living Photographs - Vintage photos featuring thousands of soldiers

Living Photographs - Vintage photos featuring thousands of soldiers

Living Photographs - Vintage photos featuring thousands of soldiers

Living Photographs - Vintage photos featuring thousands of soldiers

Living Photographs - Vintage photos featuring thousands of soldiers

Living Photographs - Vintage photos featuring thousands of soldiers




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