Monumental confidence: restored Roosevelt murals

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from The Magazine ANTIQUES, January/February 2013 | One hundred years ago, even fifty years ago, the act of monumental commemoration was a relatively simple affair. A victory in battle or the founding of an institution was seen, at least as re­garded the monument in question, to be completely good. A massacre or natural catastrophe was assumed to be completely bad. Anyone deserving …

Traffic-stopping lot to be auctioned at Freeman’s

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On Monday, April 20 a rare example of New York City history—a model of one of the city’s first traffic lights—will be auctioned at Freeman’s in Philadelphia.  Dating from 1924 it relates to a 1920 design competition for a series of traffic control towers to be installed along Fifth Avenue. Leading architects submitted 130 plans to the competition, which was …