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Ohio World War Memorial

Artist

Arthur Ivone

Artwork Owner
Ohio Statehouse
Description:

The Ohio World War Memorial--commonly referred to as the "Doughboy"-- was erected in 1930, the work of Arthur Ivone, and marks Ohio's participation in the First World War. Referring to rank and file soldiers as "doughboys" is closely associated with World War I, but the term goes back further and... Read more

The Ohio World War Memorial--commonly referred to as the "Doughboy"-- was erected in 1930, the work of Arthur Ivone, and marks Ohio's participation in the First World War. Referring to rank and file soldiers as "doughboys" is closely associated with World War I, but the term goes back further and has several possible explanations. The most common of these explanations is that the large buttons on the men's uniforms looked like the doughy dumplings eaten in soup. A sweeter story is that the name is connected to the enthusiasm that soldiers had for fried-dough doughnuts!

Dates

Made: 1930
Dedicated: 1930

Categories
Statue
Address:

1 Capitol Square
Columbus, OH 43215
Franklin County
614-752-9777 (phone)
Venue Website

Materials

Bronze

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