Art: Iron Man

At the entrance to the Alabama State Fair Grounds outside Birmingham last week WPA workmen raised timber scaffolding around the largest cast-iron statue in the world. An intricate block & tackle was set up and, to the banging of hammers & chisels the head of Birmingham's "Iron Man," marvel of the St. Louis Exposition of 1904, was pulled off and lowered to the ground. After 30 years of neglect Birmingham's Vulcan was about to be moved to the top of the same Red Mountain from which much of the ore he is made of...

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