Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Rip Van Winkle Small Bronze -Jefferson Island Louisiana

In Figurines > Show & Tell.
Figurines892 of 117619th Century Figural Silver Table Article Rebecca at the well
4
Love it
0
Like it

tom61375tom61375 loves this.
PhilDavidAlexanderMorrisPhilDavidAlexanderMorris loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
blunderbuss2blunderbuss2 loves this.
See 2 more
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.


Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate



Posted 1 year ago

Email

BigTex
(107 items)

Maybe he is not the most handsome of fellows, but Joseph Jefferson found something he did well and stuck with it. This guy played the role of Rip Van Winkle for over 40 years! He died in 1905, so I am guessing this souvenir bronze was made while he was alive.

The backside says "Rip Van Winkle" "Jefferson Island Louisiana" but it is partially obliterated. Have also included a photo of his lovely 1870's home outside New Iberia Louisiana.

This was also the site of the "lake that disappeared" due to a drilling accident. It is worth googling if you want to hear more about that crazy incident

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.