Science depicts a varied group of male figures positioned before a great temple of science. At the center a winged female figure of Science descends from the heavens to crown the inventor of the phonograph, who kneels on the step before her with his invention. On the right a seated figure holds a model of a steamship and next to him a standing figure holds an early electric lighting device and beyond him, a man gathers wheat from the tines of a metal reaper. On the left a group of scientists, representing Physiology, Anatomy, and other medical sciences gather and discuss their theories around a table. On the far left a kite lying on the ground represents Benjamin Franklin’s famous electrical experiments, and a figure at a campfire tends a heated kettle of water, representing James Watt’s discovery of the power of steam. Below are names of ancient cities notable for their contributions to science: Babylon, Tyre, and Carthage.