Father Knickerbocker on the cover of a 1924 labor rights pamphlet by employees of the New York Public Library. According to Elizabeth Bradley in Knickerbocker: The Myth Behind New York, Knickerbocker’s image was used ‘to make a vivid point about the city’s increasingly negligent treatment 
of cherished resources such as the public library system’ and to urge New Yorkers ‘to remind the city of its founding principles and to wake Father Knickerbocker from his negligent nap.’