Administered by United States General Services Administration Washington District of Columbia
Located John O. Pastore Federal Building and U.S. Post Office Exchange Street Providence Rhode Island
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Rhode Island survey, 1993.
National Park Service, American Monuments and Outdoor Sculpture Database, RI0034, 1989.
Freeman, Robert & Vivienne Lasky, "Hidden Treasure: Public Sculpture in Providence," Providence, RI: Rhode Island Bicentennial Foundation, 1980, pg. 44-46.
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Freeman, Robert & Vivienne Lasky, "Hidden Treasure: Public Sculpture in Providence," Providence, RI: Rhode Island Bicentennial Foundation, 1980, pg. 45.
(Back of both America and Providence:) J. Massey Rhind/Sculptor N.Y. 1908 signed
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Two figure groups, one on each side of the Federal Building. The group on the proper left is America portrayed by a seated female figure representing Sovereignty, flanked by figures representing Justice and Law and Order. Sovereignty is crowned with an olive branch wreath and holds a bough of laurel in her proper left hand and a globe with an eagle perched on top in her proper right hand. Law and Order, a kneeling male figure, marks a page in a book with his index finger. Justice, a kneeling female figure, holds a balance on her lap and the sword of Justice in her proper left hand. The group on the proper right is Providence represented by a seated female figure, with Independent Thought, and Industry and Knowledge kneeling by her side. Providence holds a maple leaf branch in her proper right hand and an open book in her proper left hand. Dressed in work pants and shoes, Industry, a kneeling male figure, holds a hammer in his proper right hand and his proper left hand rests on a pulley block. Knowledge, a shrouded kneeling female figure, is accompanied by an owl reading an open book and symbolizing wisdom.