A very long yellow-brown commemorative clay smoking pipe that has been broken into three pieces, with a bowl shaped to resemble a man's head with a colonial-style tricorn hat. The pipe is embossed "Saint Nicholas Society/ New York", with a paper label that reads "Geodewaagens Pijp/ Gouda, Holland". The Saint Nicholas Society was founded in 1835 for "the collection and preservation of information respecting the history, settlement, manners and such other matters as may relate thereto, of the City of New York." For a complete unbroken example see 2002.1.3631.
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
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