This photo was taken by my Dad, in Central Park, NYC. The back of the photo is dated 1976.
From left to right: Joe Papendick, John Papendick, Eric Gould, Mike Lacey, Peter Lacey, Charlie Papendick. (In the far back might be my brother’s Charlie’s friend John Carrol. I’m just not sure.)
Publisher and philanthropist George T. Delacorte Jr. ordered the sculpture from José de Creeft, in honor of Delacorte’s late wife, Margarita, and to the enjoyment of the children of New York. Unveiled in 1959, de Creeft’s sculpture tries to follow John Tenniel’s whimsical Victorian illustrations from the first edition of the book.