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107TH_110529_03.JPG: 107th United States Infantry
One of the several war memorials in Central Park, this monument is dedicated to those soldiers who served and died in World War I. The sculptor, Karl Illava, was a sergeant with the 107th Infantry. He captures from memory the myriad emotions and physical responses to war. The seven larger than life-size figures display both the aggressive stance of combat as well as the concerned care of wounded comrades. In a lighter moment, Illava described the group as "the doughboys chasing each other out of Central Park."
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Wikipedia Description: 107th Infantry Memorial
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107th Infantry Memorial is an outdoor bronze sculpture and memorial by sculptor Karl Illava and architects Rogers and Haneman, located at the intersection of East 67th Street at Fifth Avenue in Central Park, in Manhattan, New York. It was donated by the Seventh Regiment New York 107th United States Infantry Memorial Committee.
Over 5,000 people attended the dedication of the monument on September 29, 1927, on the 9th anniversary of the Battle of St. Quentin Canal, an attack on the Hindenburg Line. Speakers included Colonel Hanford MacNider, the Assistant Secretary of War, New York State Senator William T. Byrne, Major General John F. O'Ryan, and General Alexander S. Diven. The presentation address was by Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas Engel of the 107th. The sons of two fallen members of the 107th, Captain Clinton E. Fisk of Company D and Captain Fancher Nicoll of Company L., unveiled the monument.
When it was unveiled, many people speculated that the lead soldier was modeled after boxer Gene Tunney, but "[o]fficers of the regiment denied this, saying the sculptor merely had striven to emphasize the characteristic expression of the typical soldier in action" and the sculptor said the figure was based on advertising executive Paul Cornell.
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2011 photos: Equipment this year: I mostly used the Fuji S100fs camera as well as two Nikon models -- the D90 and the new D7000. Mostly a toy, I also purchased a Fuji Real 3-D W3 camera, to try out 3-D photographs. I found it interesting although I don't see any real use for 3-D stills now. Given that many of the photos from the 1860s were in 3-D (including some of the more famous Civil War shots), it's odd to see it coming back.
Trips this year:
Civil War Trust conferences (Savannah, GA, Chattanooga, TN),
New Jersey over Memorial Day for my birthday (people never seem to visit New Jersey -- it's always just a pit stop on the way to New York. I thought I might as well spend a few days there. Despite some nice places, it still ended up a pit stop for me -- New York City was infinitely more interesting),
my 6th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con trip (including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and San Francisco).
Ego strokes: Author photos that I took were used on two book jackets this year: Jason Emerson's book "The Dark Days of Abraham Lincoln's Widow As Revealed by Her Own Letters" and Dennis L. Noble's "The U.S. Coast Guard's War on Human Smuggling." I also had a photo of Jason Stelter published in the Washington Examiner and a picture of Miss DC, Ashley Boalch, published in the Washington Post.
Number of photos taken this year: just over 390,000.