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Buxom Wench
03-14-2010, 04:18 PM
**x-posted from other area**

This was sent to me in an email.
Thought I'd share.
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Pretty cool!

I find it amazing that this photo, taken so many years ago, actually still exists! And now, someone has put it on-line for all of us to see. This INCREDIBLE picture was taken in 1918.

It is 18,000 men preparing for war in a training camp at Camp Dodge, in Iowa. EIGHTEEN THOUSAND MEN!!!!!

What a priceless gift from our grandfathers!

FACTS:
Base to Shoulder: 150 feet
Right Arm: 340 feet
Widest part of arm holding torch: 12 1/2 feet
Right thumb: 35 feet
Thickest part of body: 29 feet
Left hand length: 30 feet
Face: 60 feet
Nose: 21 feet
Longest spike of head piece:70 feet
Torch and flame combined: 980 feet
Number of men in flame of torch: 12,000
Number of men in torch: 2,800
Number of men in right arm: 1,200
Number of men in body, head and balance of figure only: 2,000
Total men: 18,000

http://i26.tinypic.com/n3rva8.jpg

Thistle
03-14-2010, 05:33 PM
wow! that is amazing!

daBaroness
03-14-2010, 11:54 PM
Wow! Thanks for sharing this Bux, it's amazing.

Bean
03-15-2010, 12:05 AM
Way to freakin' cool. I would love that in a poster.

Bronya
03-15-2010, 03:31 PM
This picture gave me the chills. How beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

The 6th Rogue
03-17-2010, 03:10 PM
So that's what people did to amuse themselves before internet porn. Impressive.