Works of Man
A scene of the pediment on top of the New York Stock Exchange. The title of the print comes from the sculptural group, Integrity Protecting the Works of Man. The original marble sculptures were done John Quincy Adam Ward. What is seen today is a 1936 replacement made with lead-coated copper. In the center is Integrity, flanked by two children. The male figures to her right represent Mechanic Production, International Trade, Realizing Intelligence and Science. To her left, the first two figures represent Agriculture and the last two, Mining. The top of this great financial institution is contrasted against the heavens.