The artist Oscar Bach — whose metalwork adorns Radio City Music Hall, Riverside Church, and the Brooklyn Flea's winter abode, the former Williamsburgh Savings Bank, among many other projects — created these figurative medallions for New York City's Department of Health Building. The Art Deco cube, designed by Charles B. Meyers, was completed in 1935; today it's also named for the departments of Hospitals and Sanitation.
Bach's medallions, which illustrate various themes associated with nutrition and health, still befit the building's tenants. But in light of DoH regulations governing personal hygiene of food-service workers, the attire is clearly not up to code.
Figures of a farmer and a fisherman
Health, Hospitals, and Sanitation Departments Building, 125 Worth St. (Lafayette-Centre Sts.)