Description The Boy with the Leaking Boot (sometimes known as The Boy with the Leaky Boot) is a statue showing a young boy, with a bare right foot, holding up his right boot and looking at it. The statue is about 4 feet tall, and forms a fountain, with water emerging from the toe of the boot in the center of Ellenville, New York, USA. The origins of the statue are obscure. The boy is reported to be a young Italian newspaper seller who drowned, or an American army drummer-boy who carried water in his leaking boot to help fallen comrades, or a young fire-fighter either using his boot in a bucket chain or emptying his boot after an incident, or possibly none of these. The statue has also been called Boy Immigrant and Unfortunate Boot.Local Lore states the following as to the origin of this statue:The story that is told by someone who was sure that it was absolutely true, was that the little boy came on a local (Civil War) battlefield after a battle and there were injured soldiers calling for water. He had nothing to carry water in, other than his boot, which had a hole in it. He went to a nearby stream, filled his boot, and of course, lost a good share of the water by the time he got back to the battlefield.The boy with the boot has become a celebrated icon of this small village nestled between the Catskill Mountains, and the Shawangunk Ridge, New York, USAPhotograph of boy with the Hunt Building in the background, layers, filters, effects. lighting adjustments, and original textures.
Pamela Phelps, Greenfield Park Member Since March 2013 Artist Statement Welcome to Pine Singer Images
Pamela is a "Keeper of Days Gone By". Through her photographic artworks she lends style and ambiance of historical landmarks and notable places in and around the Sullivan, Ulster, and Orange county areas of New York, USA.
Her work brings back the origin of emotional experience once connected to the remains of history so highly regarded in this area of New York. Pamela brings back that feeling of "stepping back in time" through artistic creations of her photography.
Please feel free to journey along through time with Pamela. Leave a comment, send a "like" to "Facebook": https://www.facebook.com/PineSinger or contact her with any questions or special orders.
For a full portfolio visit: "PineSingerImages" http://www.zenfolio.com/pinesingerimages
**All images are copyright Pine Singer Images, and may not be used, duplicated, or altered without written permission. Images on this site are NOT of public domain.