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"The Unseen Collar City" by John Bulmer, photographer

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"The Engineer" by Christine Lewandowski

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"Uncle Rainbow" by Christopher Harvey ()

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"History of America" by Troy Prep, Grade 6

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"The Birds of Oakwood Cemetery" by Judith Vincent

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"Uncle Samphony" by Jasmine C. Ceniceros and Carey Clements

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"Truly... Uncle Sam" by Samantha Amalia Spalholz

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"Unsustainable Beacon" by Fernando Orellana
(It looks like this one might light up at night -- there's a small solar panel on the head.)

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"Cyber Sam" by Bob Anderson

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"The Annotated Uncle Sam" by Geoffrey Raymond

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"Captain America" - by Andrew Kreshik

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SAM by Jesse Matulis

Uncle Sams

fiberglass uncle sam statue

We were in downtown Troy this afternoon for some stuff, so we took the opportunity to check out the new Uncle Sam statues around town.

The fiberglass Sams were officially unveiled Friday morning. There are 30 of them around downtown. They're a project from the Troy Downtown BID, and were decorated by local artists and groups. (Here's what they looked like blank.) The plan is for about half the statues to "remain part of the streetscape for the foreseeable future" -- the other half will be auctioned off in November.

Here are photos of a handful of the Sams.


The photos are in large format above -- scroll all the way up.

Comments

They all look pretty good and will stand out throughout the city. Haven't seen them all yet, but will enjoy running into them around town.

Maybe it is my Troy pride talking, but these all look awesome (the bird one, especially). I can't wait to see them in person!

I agree. These are cooler than I expected they would be. Especially like the Play-Doh can Sam.

Seems like a small thing, but it shows how interconnected our region's and nation's history truly are. Nice job, Troy!

SAM is my favorite. It's like it can turn on and talk to me at any moment reciting "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" or something.

It's by far the coolest project Troy has done since I've lived here! A great way to see the city by walking around searching for all 30 Sams!

I would love to go on a an Uncle Sam statue hunt with my children...is there a map or list of each statue?

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