The scaffolding is mounted on top of the column for the assembly of the statue. The workers and foremen pose on the scaffolding on which is fixed the sign "E DUPREZ / carpenter". Ropes hang from the top of the column. Another sign is fixed at the bottom of the column, near a ladder: "E. DUPREZ / [...]". Below in the square, several people including a man in uniform. Streetlamps, horse-drawn carriage, wheelbarrow near a pile of sand.