A waning British Empire, by the time Carl Paul Jennewein's cast-bronze panel was installed in 1933. The gilded allegorical figures in the first column represent salt, coal, and tobacco; in the second, wheat, fish, and an unidentified sailor in a so'wester; in the third, wool, cotton, and sugar. Not to overthink the allegory, but it's heartening that the fisherman's nets seem to be dolphin-friendly.
"Industries of the British Empire"
Carl Paul Jennewein, 1932-3
The British Empire Building, Rockefeller Center, 620 Fifth Ave. (49th-50th Sts.)