He was one of those men who, quite apart from a career in science in which they have in fact been brilliantly successful, possess an entirely different culture, one that is literary, artistic, which their professional specialization does not make use of and which enriches their conversation. Better read than many men of letters…, gifted with more ‘facility’ than many painters, they imagine that the life they are leading is not the one that really suits them and they bring to their actual occupations either an indifference mingled with whimsy, or an application that is sustained and haughty, scornful, bitter, and conscientious.
Cartoonist W. A. Rogers envisions an elevated railroad travelling from Manhattan into the mouth of the recently opened Statue of Liberty
in: Harper’s Weekly, May 28, 1887
This helps to explain the meaning of this cartoon: http://www.harpweek.com/09Cartoon/BrowseByDateCartoon.asp?Month=May&Date=28
Detroit’s Woodward Avenue Presbyterian Church, from Mike Boening’s City of Lost Churches series.
Emerald onyx travertinate carving - Mark Stoner