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Wings or To the Morrow by Getrude V. Whitney

The 60-foot statue was carved from an elm tree in South Windsor, CT, by Lawrence Tenney Stevens to represent the Tree of Life. As the largest wood statue in the world (at that time), it was seen with two smaller statues in Bowling Green Plaza near the Comtemporary Arts Building at the New York World's Fair 1939. Hessian prisoners planted the elm in 1781.

Photo: Midland Journal, Friday, January 20, 1939

Tree of Life by Lawrence Tenney Stevens
"Tree of Life"
Photo Courtesy of The World's Fair Historical Society.

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