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    Manual labour in town and country is a feature of many façades in Paris.

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    Heavy work: the statues of Atlas in rue de Charenton were prime-winners for the best façades of 1911; they celebrate a miner with his helmet, a farm-hand in his smock, a blacksmith with his apron and tongs and a fisherman in his oilskin; a frieze celebrating industry at 5 rue de Dunkerque; In boulevard de Grenelle workers are given their due at the former aluminium industry headquarters now those of the French Football Federation.

     

     

     

     

    Working family groups: a bargee at quai d'Austerlitz, a craftsman wearing hisleather apron, hammer in hand, surrounded by his family in rue de Belleville, grain and grape harvests in rue Chardon Lagache (still virtually in the country at the time), an other grape harvest at 5 rue du Général Maudhuy, workers in the fields at 362 rue Saint Honoré, a carpenter and a blacksmith in rue de Prague, brick-working and apple-gathering in rue du Vieux Colombierand in boulevard Ney.