Allegorical figures representing those who maintain the British Empire. 1914. Imperial Buildings (architect unknown), 58 Kingsway at Remnant Street. A woman symbolizing shipping, which knits together the empire, and a man holding a sledgehammer who represents those who build the empire, surround a shield bearing the initials, “IB” above which appears a lion above a crown.

Left: The Imperial Buildings, 58 Kingsway at Remnant Street. Middle: Corner entrance. Right: Sitting figure with sledgehammer above the name of the sculptor and date of the work. [Click on these images for larger pictures.]

Photograph and caption by Robert Freidus. 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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