The Merchandise Mart Hall of Fame..
Bust sculptures of eight outstanding American merchants ...
by Minna Harkavy, Milton Horn, Lewis Iselin, Henry Rox, Charles Umlauf ..
Description: Bronzes, four-times life-size (each)
Commissioned by The Merchandise Mart ..
Location:The Merchandise Mart main entrance at the Chicago River..
Eight heroic-sized busts of men, whose names or companies are well-known to American consumers, stand in tribute to this country’s remarkable system of merchandising. Mounted on tall pillars, the portrait-heads of these innovative Americans are positioned like sentries facing the entrance of The Merchandise Mart, the world’s largest wholesale buying center. To immortalize outstanding American merchants", Joseph Kennedy in 1953 commissioned eight bronze busts, four times life size, which would come to be known as the Merchandise Mart Hall of Fame ...
Frank Winfield Woolworth - By Milton Horn
Julius Rosenwald - by Charles Umlauf
John Wanamaker - By Lewis Iselin
Edward Albert Filene - By Henry Rox
Preseident of William Feline & Sons. He is best known for building the Filene's department store chain and for his decisive role in pioneering credit unions across the United States.