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20. Power

Frederick E. Olmsted | fresco | 3 feet by 3 feet Serving as a transition between the two industrial scenes (2 and 15) on either side of it, this work is "framed" by a representation of a mechanical device on the left which "supports" the ceiling beam above it and sawed-off tree stump under the beam at right. Both of these symbolize the panels for which this section is a link. In the center is a powerful clenched fist (representing labor?) which bursts through Mrs. Coit's flames.  Power