Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Statue of Thomas Alva Edison
Henry Ford commissioned James Earle Fraser, one of America's most distinguished sculptors, to produce a bronze statue of his hero, Thomas Edison in 1930. But, a bronze shortage and the war years delayed completion until 1949. Edison sat for the statue during the last several months of his life.
Since its placement inside the Village, it has been moved numerous times and currently sits just off main street, near the tintype studio, with the Menlo Park Laboratory behind and to the left.