Art Deco Architecture

The Old Modern - Then and Now

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T… Toronto
Relief, Toronto Stock Exchange, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaPhoto by Greg’s Southern Ontario
Awesome shot of a 1930s frieze. Click to access full size.
From Flickr:

… Streamline Moderne style frieze was designed by Charles Comfort in 1937 & depicts Canadian workers & industries represented by the stock exchange. Of special interest is the well suited stockbroker, depicted with his hand in the pocket of an oblivious common laborer, as if greedily taking what does not belong to him. This bas-relief was implemented during the Great Depression, when many in society shared overwhelming feelings of economic betrayal….

T… Toronto

Relief, Toronto Stock Exchange, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Photo by Greg’s Southern Ontario

Awesome shot of a 1930s frieze. Click to access full size.

From Flickr:

… Streamline Moderne style frieze was designed by Charles Comfort in 1937 & depicts Canadian workers & industries represented by the stock exchange. Of special interest is the well suited stockbroker, depicted with his hand in the pocket of an oblivious common laborer, as if greedily taking what does not belong to him. This bas-relief was implemented during the Great Depression, when many in society shared overwhelming feelings of economic betrayal….

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Tumblr Goes Pro for April Fools' Day

All day long, I’ve sidestepped April Fool’s jokes — from friends on Facebook, from my local NPR station, ThinkGeek, George Takei, national news orgs — and it’s Tumblr that “gets” me :)

I went “Pro” :)

Wendy

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