The photos above were released to the press by the artist whenever a newspaper needed a photo to include with a story about an upcoming dedication. The photos of the full-scale model were often used in ads for Viquesney's American Doughboy Art Lamp, with a lampshade and electric cord added in, as shown below. In reality, the 12-inch lamp base was much less detailed than the life-size statue.
Deceptive advertising: These ads for Viquesney's American Doughboy Art Lamp show the same images of the full-scale model as in the press photos, but here are made to look like a small table lamp. Note the "Pat. App. For" at the bottom, above. Viquesney tried to patent both his desktop statuette and the lamp, but patents generally apply only to inventions, not works of art. He did manage to secure a copyright on the design.