Item: Alexander Milne Calder sculpture of a reclining man at City Hall photograph, 1937

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Record Number: 11782
Folder: V7:2250
Sculptor: Calder, Alexander Milne
Address: City Hall
Philadelphia, PA
Date of Original: October 9 1937
Original Format: Photographs
Dimensions: Dimensions of image, 20.5 by 25.5 cm
Inscription text: Sitting Pretty? Not This Guy.

Lofty though his position, high up on the north side of City Hall, this old fellow was in danger when W.P.A. workers recently washed his face. Workmen found the figure so badly worn away at its base that it threatened momentarily to plunge on heads of unsuspecting citizens in Penn Square.
Inscription location: Verso