It has no connection with nether garments; the term was presumably inspired by Diedrich Knickerbocker, the mock-Dutch name invented by … Diedrich Knickerbocker is an American literary character who originated from Washington Irving's first novel A History of New-York from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty, by Diedrich … Elizabeth Bradley traces the fascinating process by which his name came to be associated with a range of phenomena and products. Since then, Irving’s character Diedrich Knickerbocker has lent his name to beer and basketball, and the author’s Rip Van Winkle is invoked to mock people who seemingly have let time pass them by. A satire about poltroonery and bad manners, the fictional narrator, historian Diedrich Knickerbocker presented himself as a scion of the old Dutch families of New York. The frontispiece of the book showed Knickerbocker as a crusty old Dutchman wearing a tricorne hat and calf-length breeches with hose of a style later called … The word knickerbocker has come to mean a descendant of the Dutch settlers of New York, but it also refers to full breeches gathered and banded just below the knee, or long bloomers worn as underwear (also knickers). The Salmagundi sketches attached the name "Gotham" to New York, and Irving's mock chronicle "A History of New-York from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty, by Diedrich Knickerbocker" affixed the word "Knickerbocker" as meaning "a descendant of the original Dutch settlers of the … In fact, he was New … Knickerbocker: The Myth behind New York. A more recent use of the word is the New York Knickerbockers basketball team. The word Knickerbocker became a slang term for New Yorkers with Dutch ancestry and ultimately New York itself. The name may be familiar today: his story gave rise to generations of popular tributes—from a beer brand to a basketball team and more—but Knickerbocker himself has … He completed his satirical A History of New-York from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty, by Diedrich Knickerbocker in 1809 after the death of his 17-year-old fiancée Matilda Hoffman. In 1809, Irving published his first major book, A History of New-York from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty, by Diedrich Knickerbocker. Deep within New York s compelling, sprawling history lives an odd, ornery Manhattan native named Diedrich Knickerbocker. Per NBA.com, Dutch settlers in New York commonly wore knickerbocker pants, and as soon as author Washington Irving popularized the name with his 1809 book A History of New York from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty under the humorous pseudonym Diedrich Knickerbocker, the word stuck. He is a Dutch-American historian who is dressed in a specific type of baggy-kneed trousers which coined the eponym knickerbockers. Such is the case with team logos. Per NBA.com, Dutch settlers in New York commonly wore knickerbocker pants, and as soon as author Washington Irving popularized the name with his 1809 book A History of New York from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty under the humorous pseudonym Diedrich Knickerbocker, the word stuck. Deep within New York's compelling, sprawling history lives an odd, ornery Manhattan native named Diedrich Knickerbocker. In the late 19th century it became en vogue in New York to cite Dutch ancestry, and the most common representation of such lineage was Father Knickerbocker, with a cotton wig, trifold hat, and yes, knickers. As a consequence of the popularity of this book, the name “Knickerbocker” was lifted as applied to a wide variety of uses, including the basketball team the … The frontispiece of the book showed Knickerbocker as a crusty old Dutchman wearing a tricorne hat and calf-length breeches with hose of a style later called knickerbockers or just knickers. Deep within New York's compelling, sprawling history lives an odd, ornery Manhattan native named Diedrich Knickerbocker. Her account tells us a lot about how New Yorkers see themselves and how the world sees New York. Firstly, Diedrich Knickerbocker himself, for a man who never existed, turned out to be distinctly influential. 24 Related Articles [filter] Washington Irving. Knickerbocker The Myth Behind New York (Book) : Bradley, Elizabeth L. : Deep within New York's compelling, sprawling history lives an odd, ornery Manhattan native named Diedrich Knickerbocker. The book was later known as Knickerbocker’s History of New York. It got its start in Washington Irving’s 1809 Knickerbocker’s History of New York, allegedly written by the fictitious Diedrich Knickerbocker. To promote the book he started a hoax by contacting various newspapers in New York City that "well-known Dutch historian Diedrich Knickerbocker had disappeared from his hotel." Contemporary critics of the book described it as "an attempt to annihilate the history of America". Deep within New York's compelling, sprawling history lives an odd, ornery Manhattan native named Diedrich Knickerbocker. The name may be familiar today: his story gave rise to generations of popular tributes—from a beer brand to a basketball team and more—but Knickerbocker himself has been forgotten. In fact, he was New … New Yorkers adopted the Knickerbocker name for themselves and later, their basketball team. Its long-term editor and publisher was Lewis Gaylord Clark, whose "Editor's Table" column was a staple of the magazine.. How-To Tutorials; Suggestions; Machine Translation Editions; Noahs Archive Project; About Us. In the 19th century a literary group was named after the character: Knickerbocker Group, who also had their own magazine The Knickerbocker (1833-1865). Download Citation | Knickerbocker: The myth behind New York | Deep within New York's compelling, sprawling history lives an odd, ornery Manhattan native named Diedrich Knickerbocker. [4][5], The name "knickerbocker" has become a popular nickname for people who reside in Manhattan. Diedrich Knickerbocker was created in 1809 by a young Washington Irving, who used the character to narrate his classic satire, A History of New York. Firstly, Diedrich Knickerbocker himself, for a man who never existed, turned out to be distinctly influential. and histories. The name may be familiar today: his story gave rise to generations of popular tributes-from a beer brand to a basketball team and more-but Knickerbocker himself has been forgotten. The circle of writers who contributed to the … Per NBA.com, Dutch settlers in New York commonly wore knickerbocker pants, and as soon as author Washington Irving popularized the name with his 1809 book A History of New York from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty under the humorous pseudonym Diedrich Knickerbocker, … (1802) and headed a short-lived periodical called Salmagundi (1807–1808). The circle of writers who contributed to the … Logos, as visual symbols, are supposed to encapsulate an idea or essence. The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, was a literary magazine of New York City, founded by Charles Fenno Hoffman in 1833, and published until 1865. Basketball, like many other sports, tends to foster a devoted following. In the 19th century a literary group was named after the character: Knickerbocker Group, who also had their own magazine The Knickerbocker (1833-1865). When the Knicks were founded in 1964 they adopted this historic emblem and gave him the Knick's iconic color scheme: blue, orange, and white. In fact, Washington Irving had a real friend named Herman Knickerbocker, whose name he borrowed. Irving had previously published his compilation of sketches Letters of Jonathan Oldstyle, Gent. The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, was a literary magazine of New York City, founded by Charles Fenno Hoffman in 1833, and published until 1865. Deep within New York's compelling, sprawling history lives an odd, ornery Manhattan native named Diedrich Knickerbocker. Speaking of the Knicks, seriously: what's a knickerbocker? A History of New-York from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty, by Diedrich Knickerbocker, "Knickerbocker History (Some Thoughts On The Origins Of The Name)". Other examples are less complicated, but interesting, nonetheless, as outlined on Stadium Talk. Correction: August 9, 2009, Sunday A picture caption on July 26 with an article about enduring reminders of the fictional 19th-century Dutch character Diedrich Knickerbocker in modern New York misidentified the cafe at the South Street Seaport that occupies a building once used by the Knickerbocker Ice Company. The Hidden Meaning Behind These NBA Logos. Many people at the time believed the story and when Irving finally revealed it was all made up he gained enough local fame to help his book become an instant success, practically launching his literary career.[2]. A History of New York introduced the world to its ridiculous but perspicacious narrator, Diedrich Knickerbocker, a fusty Dutchman, who in 1804 elaborated on a delectable walk along the Battery and came to be a moniker for all things related to the burgeoning city and its inhabitants for over two hundred years, including its current basketball … And signed a document with a range of phenomena and products one of 's... 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