Allegorical figures representing Empire on the Imperial Buildings (architect unknown), 58 Kingsway at Remnant Street. A woman, perhaps symbolizing peace, agriculture, or wealth of the earth, and a Roman soldier, clearly establishing the British emnpire as the successor to that of ancient Rome, surround a shield bearing the initials, “IB” above which appears a sailing ship of the Elizabethan period.

Photograph, text, and formatting by George P. Landow. [You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]


"Roslyn, Louis Frederick, Sculptor." Your Archives/National Archives. Viewed 18 September 2009.

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