A photograph from the 1939-1940 World’s Fair in New York showing Hildreth Meière’s sculpture of a man clad in asbestos, against a background of metal flames. It was to be the mineral of the future!
A few years later song catcher Albert Lomacks would attempt to publish lyrics to a still not yet popular protest song. To my knowledge it has never been recorded.
Now, would ya look up there!
I see flames, I see smoke
There’s a man, but what does he wear?
That asbestos suit looks mighty grand
He’s more carcinogenic
than my pink teflon frying pan!