On the attic of the central part of the Stock Exchange are six sculptures of pairs of putti with various objects symbolizing:
All other sculptures on the façade were covered by scaffolding during our visit. There are groups symbilizing War and Misery, Peace and Prosperity, further are the coat of arms of Vienna, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, London and New York
- Post /Postal service with post horn and brief case
- Handel / Trade with laurel wreath
- Schifffahrt / Navigation with a boat
- Eisenbahn / Railway with a steam locomotive
- Industrie / Manufacture with tablet?
- Telegraphie / Telegraphy with ?? (something electrical?)
The 'New Stock Exchange' was built 1879 after designs of Heinrich Burnitz and Oskar Sommer.
- Gustav Herold (Liestal, Switzerland 1839 - Frankfurt am Main 1928),
Sources & Information
- Frankfurt und seine Bauten (Frankfurt: Frankfurter Architekten- und Ingenieurverein, 1886), p. 267 (Internet Archive).
Location (N 50°6'54" - E 8°40'39")
Item Code: dehs163; Photograph: 28 September 2014
Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
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