"Lift Every Voice and Sing" sculpture was designed as a temporary installation in the 1939 World's Fair, by Harlem Renaissance artist and sculptress Augusta Savage. This piece stood 16 feet tall. Sadly, like many fair displays it was destroyed at the close of the event. Thankfully we have this photo, that the whole world can enjoy it now and forever.
The Great Exhibition of 1851 was built without taxpayers’ money: “The circumstances of such large sums … being found by the people themselves, is at once an expression of the popular earnestness in the case, and a guarantee of the good which the people are to get out of it."