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Lilpup
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Posted on Sunday, April 09, 2006 - 9:17 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Can anyone run down the list of governmental service agencies represented in the reliefs on the Federal Courthouse?

I'm guessing but one has me a little stumped

Army
Navy
Justice
Postal Service
Agriculture
Transportation
either Banking, Finance, or Commerce (which is it supposed to be in 1928?)
and then this one ~


Thanks
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Lilpup
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Posted on Sunday, April 09, 2006 - 9:28 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

and what's this supposed to be?

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Itsjeff
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The first is simply called, "Industry." Here it is from another angle:
pard1 pard2
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Hornwrecker
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The first one looks like labor to me, and the second...

... maybe a fasci? It was a bundle of sticks used by the Romans to denote authority, or something like that. The word fascist derives from it.

I have no idea what that pseudo half swastika, leafy thing is behind it, or why.

I suck at semiotics.
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Itsjeff
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I forgot to credit my pictures. They were provided to me by Parducci historian Einar Kvaran.
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Gistok
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Yup, those bundles are fasci (or was it fasces?). For anyone with a knowledge of old coinage, those are also found on the reverse of the old Mercury Head silver dimes of 1916-45.
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Lilpup
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Posted on Sunday, April 09, 2006 - 10:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Another medallion has similar imagery -

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Hornwrecker
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I was just being fascetious.
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Dodgemain
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It is the Federal Department of Redundancy Department symbol.
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Hornwrecker
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Interesting that there are 13 stars in each of the medallions, but in the first one, there is also a U with \ through it, in the bottom right column. WTF does this mean?



There are also 48 segments to the outer ring of each. I'm assuming that these were made when there were that many states.

(Message edited by Hornwrecker on April 09, 2006)
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Itsjeff
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A "U" with a line through it means that the building is kosher.
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Lilpup
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that U with \ is repeated on the female figure's shield, except the slash is / instead of \

yeah 48 states from 1912 til 1959
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Gistok
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It is interesting to see how closely that last medallion looks to the coinage of the early 20th century. Check out the Standing Liberty Quarters of 1916-30, the ones just before the 1932 release of the first Washington Quarters:

http://www.bestcoin.com/standi ng-liberty-quarters-1916-1930. htm

Interestingly enough, the first examples of these coins in 1916 caused a major uproar in America. They showed the standing liberty with what appears to be a Janet Jackson/Justin Timberlake wardrobe malfunction.... yes a boob was showing on the coin. In mid 1917 they covered her up, so there are 2 types to this series.

(Message edited by Gistok on April 10, 2006)
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Jjaba
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To Itsjeff. Union of Orthodox Rabbis.
Next to Justice Pincus Felderstein's Courtroom is a Kosher hog dog stand which occasionally serves homemade Matzoh Ball Soup.

jjaba, LOL.

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