top of page

AT & T Page 2 Link button


The featured technology for AT & T – The Bell Systems – was free long distance calls. Participants were selected by a lottery and were able to call to anyone within the 16,000,000 telephone Bell System or the 4,200,000 phones in other phone company systems. The calls were not private. They were connected to special headsets and anyone who wanted to could listen in on this amazing technology.

A statue of a Pony Express Rider stood in the front of the AT & T pavilion as a reminder of how far communications had come is so very few years.

Read David Cope's Perisphere Ponderings about AT & T Link button

AT & T Building at the New York World's Fair
AT & T - photo MO6 - from the collection taken by John Ott courtesy of his grandson Michael Ott.

AT & T Building at the New York World's Fair
AT & T
Courtesy World's Fair Historical Society - wf-108

AT & T Building at the New York World's Fair
AT & T
photo 016 by Arie van Dort

statue of a Pony Express Rider stood in the front of the AT & T pavilion
Photo DS-6 from the private collection of Dr. William R. Hanson.

AT & T
AT & T
Courtesy World's Fair Historical Society - wf-110
Trylon Tidbits

Trylon Tidbits for AT & T

Small pieces of news and interesting informaton compiled by David J. Cope.

Click here to show or hide content

The excessive summer heat and lack of sunlight in the appropriate areas forced the pavilion managers to replace forty – two Mugho pines around their garden areas.


The Interlocutor at the Voice of the Visitor exhibit constantly kept aware for ringers from the Amusement Zone who wanted to promote their concessions to the captive crowd.


Visitors to the Woodland Garden notice a distinct change in the fountain pool – the water no shown as misty green but vivid blue. The caretakers experimented with a new dye solution to make the pool more pleasing to the eye.

A statue of Mercury, the 'Spirit of Electricity,' was the AT & T symbol.
A statue of Mercury, the "Spirit of Electricity," was the AT & T symbol for speedy communications and stood on top of the AT & T building.

AT & T
AT & T - photo 017
from Arie van Dort

T & T
AT & T
Photo taken by William H. Beal and submitted by his grandson, David Knowles.

AT & T
AT & T
Courtesy World's Fair
Historical Society - wf-377r

AT & T Page 2 Link button


Return to:
Communications