Bronx New Deal - Photo #277 - Bronx County Courthouse

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One of porticos of the Bronx County Courthouse, where it says "Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. Men have a right that these wants should be provided for by this wisdom." What a quaint notion! If you click on the Enlarge button to see it full size, you can get an idea of vast amount of skilled labor necessary to create this thing. Friezes galore carved into or overlaid upon the stone, a vast number of elaborate Egyptian-looking gold-tone panels...

The New Deal in NYC 1932-1943 | Frank da Cruz | fdc@columbia.edu