Painted and carved wood
Overall: 36 x 11 x 10 in. ( 91.4 x 27.9 x 25.4 cm )
Figure: Painted black with tan vest, walking stick in right hand, and bag over left arm; black tricorner hat, coat, trousers, socks; yellow-orange waistcoat; silver paint/leaf on shoe buckles
Gift of the Estate of Mr. George Shepherd
brass plaque: on front: "KNICKERBOCKER/WHICH STOOD IN KNICKERBOCKER HALL/NORTHWEST CORNER 23RD ST. AND 8TH AVE/NEW YORK CITY/PRESENTED BY ESTATE OF GEORGE SHEPHERD./APRIL 29. 1942."
This figure stood in Knickerbocker Hall, erected for the Knickerbocker Stage Line at the northwest corner of 23rd Street and Eighth Avenue. The building was torn down in 1867.
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