... I was absolutely in awe when I first saw images by Arthur Mole (around 1917-18), he created them by arranging thousands of people, including military troops, into American patriotic symbols. The symbols could be seen from a bird’s eye perspective and were recognized as support for American’s involvement during World War I. For example, the above Statue of Liberty representation includes 18,000 officers and men at Camp Dodge in Des Moines, Iowa, where Colonel William Newman was commanding and Colonel Rush S. Wells was directing. Amazzzing aren't they? The above framed prints are being reproduced now exclusively through Wisteria~click HERE to purchase.
... Still in awe I must say...especially the fact that these images were taken almost a century ago! Yup~ without any aid of pixel-generating computer/ Photoshop software. Photographer Arthur Mole (1889-1983) only used his 11 x 14-inch view camera to stage a series of extraordinary mass photographic spectaclessssss...