The Trylon and Perisphere, the center of the 1939 New York World’s Fair. The statue - Speed by Joseph Reiner- stood at the end of the fair’s Communication Zone.
Grantish Hall Diorama
By Charles Grant, circa 1890
From the Mansion of Lord Cavendish, exhibited at the Chicago Columbia Exposition, 1893.
According to correspondence discovered after their deaths, Charles Grant created this fantasy villa for his close companion, Lord Cavendish. He offered it to Cavendish on the eve of his planned marriage, along with a plea for Cavendish to end his engagement. Although he accepted the gift, Lord Cavendish went ahead with the marriage. Grant left for America. He never married. No further correspondence between the men has been found.
For unknown reasons, Lord Cavendish sent the diorama to be exhibited in America, along with specific instructions to ensure its safe return to England afterward.