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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Three panel on tile


Sorry for the lack of sharpness. This was about three stories up and I was under it. Any idea where in Springfield this is, what it means, and why it was put there?

Posted by Marie at April 20, 2008 3:43 PM


Well, to me, the first two panels depict "workingmen." The first one is a little indistinct, but the middle one is clearly a baker at work (I think: he appears to be working some dough, and you can see a baker's peel to the left and an oven in the background). Both the first and second figures are wearing aprons, etc., so I'll guess they're both doing kitchen-type work. The third figure appears to be a woman feeding someone.

What do the three images have in common? Darned if I know. Maybe this is some sort of manual-arts education building.

Posted by: Dan at April 21, 2008 11:38 AM

I also thought this was labor/union-related. Judging by the brick, the building is from the early 20th century, but I couldn't tell you what or where.

Posted by: Anonymous Communist at April 23, 2008 10:53 AM

Upon further review, it appears that in panel 1, the person is working a bellows. Panel 2 does seem to portray someone getting their bake on.

And I wonder if in panel 3 the person is at a spinning wheel. I still can't tell how they're related.

Posted by: Anonymous Communist at April 23, 2008 11:33 PM