These four allegorical figures appear on the south exterior of the Birch Bayh Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse (formerly the U.S. Courthouse and Post Office), and represent four of the foundations of American society. They flank the building’s two entry pavilions. The figures were carved by J. (John) Massey Rhind (1860-1936) in 1906.
Agriculture is depicted as a seated, classically-draped female figure holding a scythe in her proper left hand and a sheaf of wheat in her proper right
Medium type: Limestone
Date created: 1906
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