Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Frankfurt am Main
Stadt Frankfurt am Main

Hessen

Börsenplatz
(Börse)

Kommunikation und Industrie

Communication and Industry

Gustav Herold
1879

Frankfurt am Main /  Kommunikation und Industrie

Description

On the attic of the central part of the Stock Exchange are six sculptures of pairs of putti with various objects symbolizing:
  1. Post /Postal service with post horn and brief case
  2. Handel / Trade with laurel wreath
  3. Schifffahrt / Navigation with a boat
  4. Eisenbahn / Railway with a steam locomotive
  5. Industrie / Manufacture with tablet?
  6. Telegraphie / Telegraphy with ?? (something electrical?)

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All other sculptures on the façade were covered by scaffolding during our visit. There are groups symbilizing War and Misery, Peace and Prosperity, further are the coat of arms of Vienna, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, London and New York

Annotation

The 'New Stock Exchange' was built 1879 after designs of Heinrich Burnitz and Oskar Sommer.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: Germany
  • Herold, Gustav
  • Manufacture
  • Navigation
  • Postal service
  • Putto
  • Railway
  • Telegraphy
  • Trade (allegorical figure)
  • Location N 50°6'54" E 8°40'39"

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    Item Code: dehs163; Photograph: 28 September 2014
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