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Mole & Thomas
The Human U.S. Shield / 30,000 Officers and Men / Camp Custer, Battle Creek, Mich.
Gelatin silver print
14 x 11 in
Larry Gottheim, Be-hold, Inc
Courtesy of Larry Gottheim - Be-Hold (48 / 185)
Mole & Thomas specialized in these. There was some original formation of men in this configuration, but the assembling of this artifact was somewhat complex. The camp scene in the background is highly retouched. The figures get smaller as they are more distant, but how is the pattern itself not foreshortened?