Goodbye Whimsical Walker

Aah, there you go.  I mounted him for Christmas, but it's taken until midsummer for someone to take him away.

 

Born in 1851, his name was Thomas Dawson Walker and he was the son of a circus manager.  As well as this character, apparently he had a singing donkey act, which must have been a sight. 

 

He worked until his death in 1934 - pretty impressive.