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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Stone Pony: 1943

Stone Pony: 1943

December 1943. Detail of "Man Controlling Trade," a limestone statue completed in 1942 by Michael Lantz for the Federal Trade Commission building in Washington. View full size. Medium-format negative by Esther Bubley.

 

Stone Pony

Beautiful, just beautiful, period.

Artist's Brother

Michael Lantz's elder brother was Walter Lantz, the creator of Woody Woodpecker.

 
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