Published On: Tue, Aug 28th, 2012

“Man Controlling Horse” At Federal Trade Commission

The Federal Trade Commission on Pennsylvania Ave.

Federal Trade Commission - Photo by David Gaines

Built in 1938 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Building is an architectural masterpiece just blocks from the U.S. Capitol on Pennsylvania Ave. Two sculptures stand out and has become an informal logo for the FTC. Michael Lantz designed the allegorical sculptures called “Man Controlling Trade,” with a muscular man as an enforcer, wrestling to control a rearing horse which represents the enormity of trade and the government. The two sculptures sit on the east end of the building.

Federal Trade Commission - Photo by David Gaines

And its immaculate doors.

Federal Trade Commission - Photo by David Gaines

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- David Gaines is a Washington, DC, resident transplanted from North Carolina whose dream career was a newspaper writer but settled for the recruiting industry and simply blogging about whatever thoughts crosses his mind.

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