Art: Etiquette

Judging by communications to the sculptor Jean Boucher's memorial statue in Paris, showing a gloved American soldier shaking hands with a Poilu, deeply affected many who saw it. But what moved them was not the beauty of the statue, but the soldiers' gloves. "Both soldiers, being gentlemen, would have removed their gloves," said the objectors. M. Boucher reluctantly carved the gloves off the statue.


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