Figures symbolizing Spinning, Geography, and Astronomy, Main entrance, Carnegie Central Library, Hammersmith,” by F. E. E. Schenck. Signed and dated "1905" (see detail of female with the spinning wheel.) Schenck's sculpture could represent (1) life in the domestic spehre of home (spinning) versus voyaging and exploring (globe, dividers, telescope), (2) male versus female activities, or (3) handcraft versus knowledge. [Click on photograph to enlarge it.]

Photograph by Robert Freidus. Formatting, text, and perspective correction by George P. Landow. You may use this image 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.]


Carnegie Central Library, BermondseyBritish Listed Buildings. Web. 20 October 2011.

Cherry, Bridget, and Nikolaus Pevsner. London 3: North West. “The Buildings of England.” New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2002.

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