The Hiker (Newman)

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For the statue of the same name by Theo Alice Ruggles Kitson, see The Hiker (Kitson).

The Hiker is a statue made by Allen George Newman. Like Theo Alice Ruggles Kitson's statue of the same name it was created to honor the American soldiers who took "long hikes in steaming jungles" [1] during the Boxer Rebellion, the Spanish–American War and the Philippine–American War.

The statue, quoted as ”The best bronze soldier in America” [2] by sculptor and critic Lorado Taft, proved to be very popular, copies of it being located in numerous cities.


The statue has been installed in more than 20 locations.[3]

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  1. ^ Rubenstein, Charlotte Streifer, American Women Sculptors: A History of Women Working in Three Dimensions, G. K. Hall and Co. Boston, 1990 p. 104
  2. ^ Taft, Lorado, The History of American Sculpture, Macmillan, New York, 1925 p. 570
  3. ^ Tucker, Spencer (2009), "Theodora Alice Ruggles Kitson, "The Hiker" war memorial, 1906", The encyclopedia of the Spanish-American and Philippine-American wars: a political, social, and military history (ABC-CLIO) 1: 988, ISBN 1-85109-951-4, retrieved 2012-01-31 
  4. ^ Evert, Marlyn and Vernon Gay, photographs, Discovering Pittsburgh's Sculpture, University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, PA, 1983
  5. ^ Beajer and Style, Public Sculpture in Wisconsin: An Atlas of Outdoor Monuments, Memorials and Masterpieces in the Badger State, SOS! Wisconsin, Save Outdoor Sculpture and Fine Arts Conservation Services, Madison Wisconsin, 1999 p, 18
  6. ^ Kvaran, Einar Einarsson, An Annotated Inventory of Outdoor Sculpture in Washtenaw County, Independent Study, Eastern Michigan University, 1989