• Henry Chadwick: known as the “Father of Baseball,” originated modern baseball terminology
  • Peter Cooper: pioneering philanthropist, educator, and inventor of steam locomotives
  • Thomas C. Durant: Transcontinental Railroad tycoon who drove the Golden Spike at Promontory Summit, Utah
  • Charles Feltman: Coney Island restauranteur and inventor of the hot dog
  • Jeremiah Hamilton: first Black millionaire to make his fortune on Wall Street; a controversial figure among both white and Black people of his era, nicknamed the “Prince of Darkness”
  • Elias Howe Jr.: inventor of the modern sewing machine
  • Louisine Havemeyer: suffragist and heiress to the Domino Sugar fortune
  • Mary Jacobi: pioneering pediatrician and suffragist
  • Clemence Lozier: physician, suffragist, and trailblazer in the training of women doctors
  • George McNulty: engineer who helped build the Brooklyn Bridge
  • Samuel F.B. Morse: pioneer in telegraphy, artist, and inventor of Morse code
  • Isabella Seaholm née Goodwin: first woman to be appointed a detective in New York City
  • Elmer Sperry: co-inventor of the gyroscope, known as the “father of modern navigation technology”
  • Louis Comfort Tiffany: artist and designer who revolutionized stained glass art
  • William Magear “Boss” Tweed: corrupt Tammany Hall boss who ruled New York City politics for years
  • John Underwood: pioneering Typewriter manufacturer