When in New York this weekend, I went on one of our traditional family urban hikes. This time we visited the original Hall of Fame, which all other halls of fame have been based on such as the Baseball Hall of Fame. This one is on the campus of the Bronx Community College, which used to be the campus of NYU.
Since this hall of fame was finished in 1900, most of the statues are of people that were considered important at that time. Although a number of statues were added after that.
As we were reaching the end of all these statues, I ran into a VERY familiar name. But, I'm embarrassed to say it took me a minute to figure out who it was. But, when I did I had to pay my respects.
The Wikipedia page on Mr. Howe tells the story really well.
OH ... and since we are praising the sewing machine. If you haven't heard Betty Hutton sing the sewing machine song, you should.