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Paul Reuter bust Paul Reuter bust

Bust: Paul Reuter bust

Erection date: 18/10/1976


{On the front of the sculpture:}
Paul Julius Reuter
Born 1816 Kassel, Germany. Died 1899 Nice, France. Founded the world news organisation that bears his name in No. 1 Royal Exchange Buildings in the City of London, near this site, on 14 October 1851.
{On the back of the sculpture:}
The supply of information to the world's traders in securities, commodoties and currencies was then and is now the mainspring of Reuters activities & the guarantee of the founder's aims of accurace, rapidity and reliability. News services based on those principles now go to newspapers, radio & television networks & governments throughout the world. Reuters has faithfully continued the work begun here. To attest this & to honour Paul Julius Reuter this memorial was set here by Reuters to mark the 125th anniversary of Reuters Foundation & inaugurated by Edmund L de Rothschild, TD, 18.10.76.

This style of bust, called a herm bust, originated in ancient Greece. Oddly, male genitalia are sometimes carved on the plain section, in the usual place, and presumably only when the subject is male.

Site: Paul Reuter bust (1 memorial)

EC4, Royal Exchange Buildings

The horizontal elements are not just there for aesthetics, they house electrical gubbins.

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Paul Reuter bust

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Baron Paul Julius Reuter

Pioneer of telegraphy and news reporting. Born Kassel, Germany as Israel Jos...

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Michael Black

Sculptor, based in Oxford  active around 1971 - 85.

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Edmund Leopold de Rothschild

Financier and horticulturalist. Born Westminster.

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