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8.Stockbroker and Scientist Inventor

 Mallette Harold Dean | two fresco panels | each 10 feet by 4 feet
The stockbroker at left (Steve, the son of A.P. Giannini founder of the Bank of America) with the ticker tape and telephone carries on the banking theme from the Harris mural. He seems dignified but worried, in contrast with the scientist-inventor, Albert Michelson, U.S. Physics Nobel Prize Winner (1907), who holds an inferometer and a scroll as he stands near a mini-picture of the James Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton, San Jose, California. The observatory is cleverly worked around the "architectural accident" of a light switch plate, which serves as a door to the observatory.

 Stockbroker and Scientist Inventor