Marine Transport,” by Charles Sargeant Jagger, 1928–9 — two views of this giant Portland stone figure, one of four installed high on the façade of Nobel House (9, Millbank, formerly the Imperial Chemical Industry or ICI building), London. Jagger was commissioned to provide these representations of British industry” by his patron, Sir Alfred Mond, founder of ICI, when the grand block was built in 1927-29” by Sir Frank Baines, as the company's headquarters in Millbank. It was Jagger's forte to depict such powerful working men, and this one, a dockworker hauling cargo, is seated on the curved globe itself. He represents the strenuous labour involved in one major aspect of the country's industrial might — on which the chemical trade too depended. [Click on these photographs to enlarge them.]

Photographs by Robert Freidus, and text and formatting by Jacqueline Banerjee. [You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the source and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite it in a print one.]


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