Federal Trade Commission: Bas-Reliefs – Washington DC

Description

The exterior of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) building is enhanced by several works of art commissioned by the Treasury Department’s Section of Fine Arts in 1938.

Above the entrances are rectangular bas-relief panels that represent foreign trade, agriculture, shipping, and industry: “Construction” by Chaim Gross (1938);  “Shipping” by Robert Laurent (1938); “Agriculture” by Concetta Scaravaglione (1938); “Foreign Trade” by Carl L. Schmitz (1938).

There are also two bas-relief medallions with eagles by Sidney Waugh located on the northwest corner elevation of the building (not shown here).

 

 

Source notes

https://www.gsa.gov/historic-buildings/federal-trade-commission-washington-dc#overview

"The New Deal: A 75th Anniversary Celebration." Kathryn Flynn with Richard Polese.

 

Project originally submitted by Charles Swaney on December 4, 2011.
Additional contributions by Richard Walker.

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Location Info


600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20580

Coordinates: 38.8923, -77.0209

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