Arthur Mole’s WWI era Crowd Photos

As the United States entered World War One in 1917, photographers Arthur Mole and John Thomas sought to rally Americans through the use of photography. Mole and Thomas organized army units in to military formations shaped like American symbols. In order to get these photos, Mole would stand on top of an 80 foot tower and shout instructions in to a megaphone. These photos can be seen at Chicago’s Carl Hammer Gallery, and can also be found on the gallery’s website.

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Collector of the interesting and absurd.

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